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Masdevallia formosa

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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. formosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia formosa
Luer & Cloes 2000


Masdevallia formosa is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Found in Amazonas Peru without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, epiphyte with stout, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, dark, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base. [1]

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Peru

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate conditions or similar to nature in cool conditions[2]. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite, sphagnum moss or on mounted. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The beautiful masdevallia

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