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Masdevallia attenuata

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. attenuata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia attenuata
Rchb. f. 1871


Masdevallia attenuata is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late winter to early spring with a single 2.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 2400 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Pointed-Petal Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acinopetala attenuata (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006; Masdevallia fonsecae Koniger 1994

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