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Noun1.masdevallia - any of numerous orchids of the genus Masdevalliamasdevallia - any of numerous orchids of the genus Masdevallia; tufted evergreen often diminutive plants whose flowers in a remarkable range of colors usually resemble a tricorn with sepals fused at the base to form a tube
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Masdevallia - large genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids whose flowers have sepals fused at the base forming a tube; includes orchids sometimes placed in genera Dracula and Dryadella and Scaphosepalum
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At the heart of the fragrance is the signature Masdevallia Orchid, a rare and exotic flower whose deep purple petals unfold to reveal a melange of scents throughout the day further enhancing the seductive power of this fragrance.
Each interprets the theme of ``All Hallowed Orchids,'' with an emphasis on the `Dracula' and masdevallia genus, the most spidery and unusual of orchids, a nod to Halloween.
One popular Web site in Santa Barbara, California, even features the "orchid of the day" such as the Masdevallia coccinea `Bethke', an intense fuchsia-colored orchid from the high Andes.
This month you'll see North America's best collection of masdevallia and dracula orchids, new hibiscus varieties, and plenty of more traditional Christmas plants.
Top notes of crisp Italian Lemon, Papaya Nectar Fizz and Jungle Cactus Flower stimulate the senses, leading to a heart of rare and exotic Masdevallia Orchid.