Masdevallia Patty Eisenbraun
(M. Chaparana x M. princeps)
Plant ID: 03557(top two), 03550(bottom left two/04150(bottom right two)
Clonal Name: 'Free Spirit' (on 03557)
Award: HCC/AOS of 78 points (on 03557) given on 09-17-2005 at the Great Lakes Judging Center
Other Information: The spots from M. Chaparana (M. chaparensis x M. veitchiana) came through really strong. Many times second generation hybrids with M. chaparensis do not have spots so distinct or any spots at all like the third clone. The form and size is mostly from M. princeps, although it is more open. The nice orange color on the left clone comes from M. veitchiana.
I met Patty Eisenbraun through Airedale Terrier rescue. She has been a past president, newsletter editor and is a great supporter. Patty is an artist with an "art deco" flare. These two clones of this cross reminded me of her.