Masdevallia carmenensis

Masdevallia carmenensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. carmenensis
Binomial name
Masdevallia carmenensis
Luer & Malo 1978

Masdevallia carmenensis is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in spring and fall with a single 3 cm wide flower.

The plant was first cultivated by B. Malo near Cuenca who flowered it in cultivation on February 4, 1978


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 2726 meters.


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.


Entomology:The plant is named after the area of Carmen where the species was found.

Common Name: The El Carmen Masdevallis


  1. Luzama carmenensis (Luer & Malo) Luer 2006


  • Carlyle A. Luer, "Miscellaneous species of Masdevallia (Orchidaceae) from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia." Phytologia Vol. 34 No.4 May 1978 : 185-235.

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