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Masdevallia caloptera

Masdevallia caloptera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. caloptera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia caloptera
Rchb.f 1874


Masdevallia caloptera is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with two to nine 2 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the primary moist forest of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru at elevations of 1800 to 2600 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 Beautiful-Winged Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia biflora Regel 1891
  2. Spilotantha caloptera (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006

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