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Masdevallia caesia

Masdevallia caesia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. caesia
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia caesia
Roezl 1881


Masdevallia caesia is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the early spring to summer with a single 12.5cm wide fragrant flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the humid forest of southwestern Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2200 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 Blue-Gray Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Byrsella caesia (Roezl) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia deorsum Rolfe 1900
  3. Masdevallia metallica F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1925

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