[Mas–de–vahl–ee – ah] Masdevallias come from tropical South America but live in higher elevations which are similar in climate to Tasmania. Plants can be epiphytes, lithophytes or terrestrial. They generally have upright stems at varying heights, each with a single bloom, though there are species that have multiple blooms on shorter stems. Their leaves are green, stiff and fleshy. The blooms come in a rainbow of colours from white to very deep burgundy.