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Masdevallia infracta

Masdevallia infracta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. infracta
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia infracta
Lindley 1833


Masdevallia infracta is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with one to five successive 7.5 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Brazil and Bolivia at elevations of 1100 to 2000 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Masdevallia infracta alba Masdevallia infracta var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Crooked Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alaticaulia infracta (Lindl.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia albida Pinel 1868
  3. Masdevallia aristata Barb. Rod. 1877
  4. Masdevallia aurantiaca Lindl. 1836
  5. Masdevallia forgetiana Kraenzl. 1895
  6. Masdevallia infracta var aristata [Barb. Rodr.] Cogn. 1896
  7. Masdevallia infracta var purpurea Rchb.f 1833
  8. Masdevallia longicaudata LeMaire 1868
  9. Masdevallia tridentata Lindl. 1836
  10. Masdevallia triquetra Schweidw. 1839

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