Common Name Veitch's Masdevallia [English Nurseryman 1800's]- In Peru Gallo-Gallo [means rooster and refers to the rooster-like red comb, crest and wattles of the flower] - The Incas call it Wajanki

Flower Size to 8" [up to 20 cm]

 

Found around Macchu Picchu in Peru on steep rocky slopes covered with grasses and shrubs in full sun but with the leaves protected by the grass occuring at elevations of 2000 to 4000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial, sometimes lithophytic or rarely epiphytic, tufted species with short ramicauls enveloped by a series of tubular bracts with an erect, linear-oblanceolate, tapered to the channeled petiolate base, acute, thick leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer with an erect, 12 to 19" [39 to 44 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying 2 distant, tubular bracts and a single inflated tubular, ovate floral bract with the long-lasting flowers held way above the leaves.

Masdevallia Veitchiana Prince des Galles

£19.70Price

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