Masdevallia andreettaeana

Masdevallia andreettaeana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. andreettaeana
Binomial name
Masdevallia andreettaeana
Luer 1981

Masdevallia andreettaeana is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from fall to early winter with a single 7cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru at 1600 to 2100 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.


Entomology: Plant is named in honor of Padre Angel Adreetta of Cuenca, Ecuador who discovered the species.

Common Name: Andreetta's Masdevallia


  • Carlyle A. Luer, "Miscellaneous species of Masdevallia (Orchidaceae) from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia." Phytologia Vol. 34 No.4 May 1978 : 185-235.

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