Masdevallia xanthina

Masdevallia xanthina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. xanthina
Binomial name
Masdevallia xanthina
Rchb.f 1880

Masdevallia xanthina is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms at any time of the year with a single 17 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in growing in the damp montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2800 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


Masdevallia xanthina klabochorum Masdevallia xanthina subsp. klabochorum Sepals are white, Lip is white
Masdevallia xanthina var Masdevallia xanthina variant Sepals are white with yellow centers, Lip is white


Common Name: The Yellow Masdevallia


  1. Masdevallia pallida (Woolward) Luer 1978
  2. Masdevallia xanthina var. pallida Woolward 1896
  3. Masdevallia xanthina subsp. pallida (Woolward) Luer 1988

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