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Masdevallia caudata

Masdevallia caudata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. caudata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia caudata
Lindl. 1833


Masdevallia caudata is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late fall to early spring with a single 16 cm wide fragrant flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and western Venezuela at elevations of 2000 to 2870 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.

VariantsEdit

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Masdevallia caudata pink Masdevallia caudata variant Sepals are pink.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Long-Sepaled Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia shuttleworthii Rchb.f 1875

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