Masdevallia amaluzae

Masdevallia amaluzae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. amaluzae
Binomial name
Masdevallia amaluzae
Luer & Malo 1978

Masdevallia amaluzae is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in the fall with a several 3 cm successive flowers.


Plant is found growing in southern Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2450 meters.

The species was first cultivated by B. Malo near Cuenca. Who bloomed it in July 8, 1977


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


Entomology: The plant is named after the region of Amaluza in the Province of Azuay, Ecuador where the species was discovered.

Common Name: The Amaluzae Masdevallia


  1. Luzama amaluzae (Luer & Malo) Luer 2006

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