Masdevallia ventricularia

Masdevallia ventricularia

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

Masdevallia ventricularia is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 8 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing on tree trunks in the forest of Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 1700 to 2500 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to 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: The Small-Bellied Masdevallia


  1. Masdevallia ventricularia var brevicaudata Kraenzl. 1925

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