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Masdevallia abbreviata

Masdevallia abbreviata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. abbreviata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia abbreviata
Rchb. f. 1878


Masdevallia abbreviata is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late winter to early spring with up to seven successive 1 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the montane evergreen cloud forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Small Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Spilotantha abbreviata (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006

ReferencesEdit

  • Gerritsen, Mary, and Ron Parsons. Masdevallias Gems of the Orchid World. Timber Press, 2005. p. 1 - 300

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