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Masdevallia paivaëana

Masdevallia paivaëana

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


Masdevallia paivaëana is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

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.

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name: Castello de Paiva Masdevallia

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

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia aspera Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl

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