Masdevallia paivaëana

Masdevallia paivaëana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. paivaëana
Binomial name
Masdevallia paivaëana
Rchb.f. 1881

Masdevallia paivaëana is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant has repent growth habit with very coarse roots. Small tubular flowers cream to pink suffused with yellow. Plant blooms in the summer with a single 1 cm wide flower.


This species occurs in Peru and Bolivia from 2,500 to 3,000 meters.


Grow under cool temperatures and shade in sphagnum moss or mounted. Keep medium moist.


Common Name: Castello de Paiva Masdevallia

Named for one of the collectors who first collected this species, Sr. Castello de Paiva


  1. Masdevallia aspera Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl

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