Masdevallia uncifera

Masdevallia uncifera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. uncifera
Binomial name
Masdevallia uncifera
Rchb.f. 1878

Masdevallia uncifera is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 3 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the cool montane forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elvations of 3000 to 4000 meters


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


Common Name: The Hook-Carrying Masdevallia


  1. Masdevallia flaccida Kraenzl. 1921
  2. Masdevallia pastensis Kraenzl. 1921

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