Masdevallia ensata

Masdevallia ensata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. ensata
Binomial name
Masdevallia ensata
Rchb. f. 1849

Masdevallia ensata is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 2 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the wet forest of Venezuela and Colombia at elevations of 2400 to 3200 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: The Sword-Shaped Masdevallia


  1. Masdevallia xiphium Rchb.f ex Kraenzl. 1925

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