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Masdevallia bicolor

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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. bicolor
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia bicolor
Poepp. & Endl. 1837


Masdevallia bicolor is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the cool forest of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia at elevations of 400 to 2100 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Two-Colored Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  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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