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Masdevallia herradurae

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Masdevallia herradurae

Masdevallia herradurae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: Masd. herradurae
Binomial name
Masdevallia herradurae
F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1898

Masdevallia herradurae is a species in the Masdevallia genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing on mossy trees in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 2100 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.


Masdevallia herradurae xanthina Masdevallia herradurae var. xanthina Lip is yellow, sepals and petals were yellow.


Common Name: The Horse-Shoe Masdevallia


  1. Acinopetala herradurae (F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2006
  2. Masdevallia frontinoensis Kraenzl. 1921

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