Masdevallia aphanes

Masdevallia aphanes

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. aphanes
Binomial name
Masdevallia aphanes
Königer 1994

Masdevallia aphanes is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 5 mm flower.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1700 to 2000 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.


Common Name: The Obscure Masdevallia


  1. Luzama aphanes (Königer) Luer 2006

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