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Masdevallia heteroptera

Masdevallia heteroptera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. heteroptera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia heteroptera
Rchb.f. 1875


Masdevallia heteroptera is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Antioquia state Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 2700 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 Different Sized Wings Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia fissa Kraenzl. 1921
  2. Rodrigoa heteroptera (Rchb.f.) Braas 1979

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