Masdevallia carruthersiana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Masdevallia.
A medium sized plant with waxy leaves and a triquetrous peduncle that bears a series of flower in succession over a period of months. Plant blooms in the summer with a single 2 cm wide flower.
Locally common, found in Ecuador between 1,200 and 2,000 meters
Grow in cool to intermediate temperatures. Can be grown potted in sphagnum moss or mounted on wood. The medium it is grown in should be kept moist.
Common Name: Carruther's Masdevallia
Named for William Carruthers of the department of botany at the British Museum
- Alaticaulia carruthersiana (F.Lehm. ex Kraenzl.) Luer 2006
- Masdevallia margaretae Luer 1983