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Masdevallia cardiantha

Masdevallia cardiantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. cardiantha
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia cardiantha
Königer 1980


Masdevallia cardiantha is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 2 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in northwestern Peru at elevations around 2100 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 Heart-Shaped Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alaticaulia cardiantha (Königer) Luer 2006

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