Masdevallia Priscilla Lundblad
(M. constricta x M. pinocchio)
Plant ID: 04473,04474/04097,04186
Additional Information: The form and color of the flowers of this hybrid are quite interesting. Neither parent is really orange, but it looks like the yellow background color of M. pinocchio combined with the yellow-orange throat of M. constricta resulted in this overall pleasing color. The form is still a bit tubular from M.constricta, but the face of the flower has flattened out somewhat to look like M. pinocchio.
This hybrid was named for a very special volunteer in Airedale rescue. Priscilla Lundblad and her husband, Allan, took responsibility for a very special Airedale, Goldie. Goldie was rescued from the mountains of Colorado dragging herself across a highway. Priscilla has brought Goldie a long way with therapy and love. The color of these flowers is golden for the work Priscilla is doing with Goldie. There just happened to be two flowers in each of the two photos I had which could be for Priscilla and Allan, or Priscilla and Goldie. Either way, Priscilla has a heart of gold.