Masdevallia bicolor


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. bicolor
Binomial name
Masdevallia bicolor
Poepp. & Endl. 1837

Masdevallia bicolor is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in the spring with two 2 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the cool forest of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia at elevations of 400 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.


Common Name: The Two-Colored Masdevallia


  1. Alaticaulia bicolor (Poepp. & Endl.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia atropurpurea Rchb. f. 1854
  3. Masdevallia aureo-rosea Weberb. 1911
  4. Masdevallia auropurpurea Rchb.f & Warsc. 1854
  5. Masdevallia biflora (Poepp. & Endl.) E. Morren 1873
  6. Masdevallia herzogii Schltr. 1922
  7. Masdevallia peruviana Rolfe 1906
  8. Masdevallia subumbellata Kraenzl. 1925
  9. Masdevallia xanthura Schltr. 1929

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