Masdevallia cuprea

Masdevallia cuprea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. cuprea
Binomial name
Masdevallia cuprea
(Luer) Luer 1988

Masdevallia cuprea is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from winter to summer with a single 1 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters


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


Common Name: The Coppery Masdevallis


  1. Alaticaulia cuprea (Lindl.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia cayennensis Rchb.f 1855
  3. *Masdevallia hepatica Luer 1979

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