Masdevallia elephanticeps

Masdevallia elephanticeps

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. elephanticeps
Binomial name
Masdevallia elephanticeps
Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854

Masdevallia elephanticeps is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms in spring and fall with a single 5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant with a foul scent.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Northern Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 2600 to 3150 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 Elephant Head Masdevallia


  1. Byrsella elephanticeps (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Luer 2006

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