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Masdevallia and Affiliates explains the newly accepted divisions of Masdevallia that Carl Luer outlined in Icones vol 28.

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Masdevallia Roofus

(M. White Swallow x M. Minaret)


Plant ID: L0008/03952/04303(top row), 04388/L0008/02921(bottom row)


Clonal Name: 'Free Spirit' (on 04303)

Award: HCC/AOS of 75 points (on 04303) given on 4-15-2006 at the Great Lakes Judging Center.


Other Information: As many times happens with second generation stripes, you are more likely to see flowers without stripes or with faint striping. M. White Swallow elongated the caudae and M. Minaret gave this flower better form. This is only the first plant to bloom so we will see as others flower.


Roofus is Leslie Eiler's service dog. It is because of the way this cross will tend to bloom out that reminds me of Roofus. First of all, since most of them will be blooming out white or white with gold, it reminds me of Roofus because he is an angel sent from heaven – a very special Airedale - to be with Leslie and give her her life back. Now for the stripes part. Since I expect that I will get an occasional plant from this cross to bloom out with stripes, it is a reminder that the bold and comical Airedale personality is still there inside of this Angel.