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Masdevallia nidifica

Masdevallia nidifica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. nidifica
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia nidifica
Rchb.f 1878


Masdevallia nidifica is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms during winter and summer with a single 4 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on brances in the lower montane forest from Costa Rica to Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 450 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plant can also be mounted

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Masdevallia nidifica ventricosa Masdevallia nidifica var ventricosa Sepals are translucent yellow. Lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Nesting Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Buccella nidifica (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia cyathogastra Schltr. 1918
  3. Masdevallia tenuicauda Schltr. 1923;

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