Masdevallia delphina

Masdevallia delphina

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

Masdevallia delphina is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with several 3mm successive flowers.


Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters


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.


Common Name: Dolphin-Like Masdevallia


  1. Masdevallia invenusta Luer 1979
  2. Spilotantha delphina (Luer) Luer 2006

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