Masdevallia cerastes

Masdevallia cerastes

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

Masdevallia cerastes is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


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


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


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.


Common Name: The Horned Snake Masdevallia

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