Masdevallia chontalensis

Masdevallia chontalensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. chontalensis
Binomial name
Masdevallia chontalensis
Rchb. f. 1878

Masdevallia chontalensis is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in the spring with a few 7.5 mm wide flowers


Plant is found growing in the lower montane forest canopies of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters


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.


Common Name: Chontal Masdevallia


  1. Acinopetala chontalensis (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia diantha Schlechter 1918

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