Masdevallia hystrix

Masdevallia hystrix

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. hystrix
Binomial name
Masdevallia hystrix
Luer & Hirtz 1986

Masdevallia hystrix is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


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


Plant is found growing in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters.


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.


Common Name: The Porcupine Masdevallia


  1. Byrsella hystrix (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

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