Masdevallia vargasii

Masdevallia vargasii

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

Masdevallia vargasii is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


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


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.


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


Common Name: Vargas' Masdevallia


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

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