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Masdevallia amanda

Masdevallia amanda

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. amanda
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia amanda
Rchb. f. 1854


Masdevallia amanda is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with three to four 2 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on exposed rocks and tree branches the cloud forests of Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Enchanting Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia calopterocarpa Rchb.f. 1886
  2. Masdevallia gustavii Rchb.f. 1875
  3. Masdevallia oligantha Schltr.1920
  4. Masdevallia remotiflora Kraenzl. 1921
  5. Spilotantha amanda (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Luer 2006

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