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Masdevallia hercules

Masdevallia hercules

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


Masdevallia hercules is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in spring and fall with a single 5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in eastern slopes of the Andes of southeastern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Hercules Flower Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Megema hercules (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

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