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Masdevallia colossus

Masdevallia colossus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. colossus
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia colossus
Luer 1978


Masdevallia colossus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Masdevallia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with a 4 cm flower. The flowers are similar to Masdevallia hystrix except it has longer non-fused sepals and more narrow petals, a longer column and longer infloresence.

The type species was first collected in the Amazonas, Peru and was purchased and cultivated by Don Richardson in Long Island, New York. The plant first bloomed in cultivation on November 24, 1977

DistributionEdit

Masd. colossus is found in Peru and Ecuador in cloud forest at elevations of 2000 to 2500 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Gigantic Masdevallia

ReferencesEdit

  • 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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