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Masdevallia herradurae

Masdevallia herradurae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. herradurae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia herradurae
F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1898


Masdevallia herradurae is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on mossy trees in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters

CultureEdit

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

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Masdevallia herradurae xanthina Masdevallia herradurae var. xanthina Lip is yellow, sepals and petals were yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Horse-Shoe Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acinopetala herradurae (F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia frontinoensis Kraenzl. 1921

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