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Masdevallia Niles Kratchman

(M. setacea x M. mandarina)

 

Plant ID: 04477

 

Other Information: M. mandarina gave this hybrid the orange dorsal. M. setacea gave this hybrid its form. Nice looking compromise.

 

This orchid was named for Niles Kratchman, husband and fantastic supporter of Terry Kratchman, our Kansas coordinator for Airedale rescue. Niles had a fantastic sense of humor and this flower has a whimsical, funny look. He also had a mustache and the lateral sepals look like a mustache. Miles is seen here telling one of his Airedales to "sit" and "stay". Yah, right.