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Masdevallia foetens

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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. foetens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia foetens
Luer & R. Escobar 1979


Masdevallia foetens is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in spring and fall 5 cm with a single flower. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 1900 to 2400 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 Name: The Foul-Smelling Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Byrsella foetens (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

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