Masdevallia

noun
Mas·​de·​val·​lia | \ ˌmasdəˈvalēə \

Definition of Masdevallia

: a large genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having flowers with sepals joined at the base into a tube and terminating in long narrow appendages

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History and Etymology for Masdevallia

New Latin, from José Masdevall †1801 Spanish physician + New Latin -ia

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“Masdevallia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Masdevallia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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