Masdevallia Sunrise Candy
(M. Tuakau Candy x M. Bella Donna)
Plant ID: 02043/02051/02050/04835/04676/04307/04676/04392(top row)
Clonal Name: 'Free Spirit' (on 04311)
Award: HCC/AOS of 75 points (on 04311) given on 5-10-2008 at the Erie Pennsylvania Orchid Society Show
Clonal Name: 'Cloud Dancer' (on 04835)
Award: HCC/AOS of 78 points (on 04835) given on 5-17-2008 at the Great Lakes Judging Center
Additional Information: This hybrid is producing a wide variety of things. The species involved in this cross are M. triangularis, M. yungasensis, M. coccinea and M. datura. The one thing that is evident so far is that none of these seedings are getting any size from the larger parents. This first clone, however has some pale striping and pretty coloring, most likely from M. yungasensis and M. datura, and a form that is a mix between M. triangularis and M.datura. The pink one shows the background color from M. Bella Donna and the striping from M. yungasensis. The third one shows the form and color pattern of M. triangularis but in shades of pink instead of orange. The fourth one has a deep rose center with pale striping and maroon caudae from M. triangularis. The fifth one has beautiful stripes from M. yungasensis which normally don't come through on second generation hybrids. The sixth one has a pale red-orange blush in the center.