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Masdevallia peristeria

Masdevallia peristeria

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. peristeria
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia peristeria
Rchb.f. 1874


Masdevallia peristeria is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring to summer with a single flower. Flowers are 10 to 12.5 cm wide and fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in growing in the open woodland forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Dove-Like Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Byrsella peristeria (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia ellipes Rchb.f 1877
  3. Masdevallia haematisticta chb.f 1866
  4. Masdevallia peristeria subsp. haematosticta (Rchb. f.) Luer 1988

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