Masdevallia nivea
Luer & Escobar 1989


           

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M. nivea (subsection Caudatae) occurs in the eastern Cordillera of Colombia at
altitudes of around 2800m.

This species is from high elevations and must be grown in a cool and humid environment. The flowers are around 1,5cm wide. The plant grows to a height of 6cm.

The species name derives from the latin niveus, "snow white".