Masdevallia heteroptera

Masdevallia heteroptera

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

Masdevallia heteroptera is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


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


Plant is found growing in Antioquia state Colombia at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters


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.


Common Name: The Different Sized Wings Masdevallia


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

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