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Masdevallia nivea

Masdevallia nivea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. nivea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia nivea
(Luer & R.Escobar) Luer & R.Escobar 1989


Masdevallia nivea is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Masdevallia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms during the fall with a single 2.5 cm flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forest of NE Colombia at elevations of 2800 meters

CultureEdit

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. Plant can also be mounted

NamingEdit

Common Names: The White Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia purpurella subsp. nivea Luer & R. Escobar 1988

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