Masdevallia xanthina

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Masdevallia xanthina
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Florence H. Woolward - The Genus Masdevallia


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masdevallia xanthina


Masdevallia xanthina Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 13: 681 (1880)


  • Homotypic
    • Masdevallia estradae var. xanthina (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch, Man. Orchid. Pl. 5: 42 (1889)
  • Heterotypic
    • Masdevallia xanthina var. pallida Woolward, Masdevallia: t. 82 (1896)
    • Masdevallia pallida (Woolward) Luer, Selbyana 2: 377 (1978)
    • Masdevallia xanthina subsp. pallida (Woolward) Luer, Lindleyana 3: 64 (1988)

Native distribution areas

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References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Abele, A.D. 2008. Phylogeny of the Genus Masdevallia Ruiz & Pav. (Orchidaceae) based on morphological and molecular Data. (PDF)
  • Dodson, C.H. & Luer, C.A. 2009. Orchidaceae Masdevallia and affiliates. Flora of Ecuador 225(9): 1–395. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Luer, C.A. & Königer, W. 1983–1998. Thesaurus Masdevalliarum. A Monograph of the Genus Masdevallia. 5 volumes, München, Helga Königer- Verlag
  • Woolward, F.H. 1896. The Genus Masdevallia, London; R.H. Porter, Lyne & Son. (87 plates)
  • Zelenko, H. 2014. Orchids: Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula, ZA I Publications, Quito ISBN 0-9661344-4-3


Vernacular names[edit]

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