Masdevallia rafaeliana

Masd. rafaeliana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. rafaeliana
Binomial name
Masdevallia rafaeliana
Luer 1979

Masdevallia rafaeliana is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in the spring with three to eight 2.3 cm flowers.


Plant is found in growing in the wet montane forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1500 to 3000 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate to 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


Common Name: Rafael's Masdevallia


  1. Spilotantha rafaeliana (Luer) Luer 2006

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