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Masdevallia empusa

Masdevallia empusa

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


Masdevallia empusa is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with several successive 2cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Ecuador to central Peru at elevations of 700 to 2000 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.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Masdevallia empusa xanthina Masdevallia empusa var. xanthina Sepals and Petals are yellow and lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Hobgoblin Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alaticaulia empusa (Luer) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia jimenezii Königer 1996

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