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Masdevallia descendens

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. descendens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia descendens
Luer & Andreetta 1988 publ. 1989


Masdevallia descendens is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single successive 2.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Ecuador at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Descending Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alaticaulia descendens (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

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