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Masdevallia cerastes

Masdevallia cerastes

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. cerastes
Alliance:
Binomial name
Masdevallia cerastes
Luer & R. Escobar 1978


Masdevallia cerastes is a species in the Masdevallia genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with a single 5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Eastern Cordillera in Colombian species at elevations of 2200 to 2600 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Horned Snake Masdevallia

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