Masdevallia ionocharis

Masdevallia ionocharis

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

Masdevallia ionocharis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Masdevallia.


A medium sized Masdevallia with paddle shaped leaves and flowers held on erect peduncles at or just above the level of the leaves. Plant blooms in the summer with a single 2.5 cm wide flower.


Found in Peru at elevations of 2700 to 3300 meters


Grow in cool temperatures. Can be grown potted in sphagnum moss. The medium it is grown in should be kept moist.


Common Name: The Graceful Violet-Blue Masdevallia From Greek ion meaning violet and charis meaning grace


  1. Masdevallia ionocharis var approviata hort. ex Woolward 1896

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