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Masdevallia vargasii

Masdevallia vargasii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. vargasii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia vargasii
C. Schweinf. 1950


Masdevallia vargasii is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 1cm wide flower. Plants can bloom off old spikes.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest from southern Colombia, Peru into central Bolivia and Guyana at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters.

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name: Vargas' Masdevallia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Alaticaulia vargasii (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia megaloglossa Luer & Escobar 1982
  3. Masdevallia richteri Pabst 1975

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