Masdevallia abbreviata

Masdevallia abbreviata

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

Masdevallia abbreviata is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


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


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


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.


Common Name: The Small Masdevallia


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


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

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