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Masdevallia coccinea

Masdevallia coccinea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. coccinea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia coccinea
Linden ex Lindl. 1846


Masdevallia coccinea is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 7.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on the side of rocky cliffs in Colombia and Peru at elevations of 2400 to 2800 meters

CultureEdit

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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Masdevallia coccinea alba Masdevallia coccinea var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white
Masdevallia coccinea xantina Masdevallia coccinea var. xantina Sepals and petals are yellow, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Scarlet Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia denisonii Dombrain 1872
  2. Masdevallia harryana Rchb. f. 1871
  3. Masdevallia lindenii André 1870
  4. Masdevallia militaris Rchb.f 1854
  5. Masdevallia venusta Schltr. 1921

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