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Masdevallia elephanticeps


Common Name:

The Elephant Head Masdevallia

Found in northern Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 2600 to 3150 meters in cloud forests as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse leaf that is narrowed below into the channeled petiole and blooms on a stout, erect to suberect, 1 3/4" to 2 1/4" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a huge [for the genus] foul smelling flower held at mid-leaf.

Sold in a hanging orchid pot in sphagnum moss. FS

Masdevallia elephanticeps (Colombia/Venezuela 3000m)

Currently Propagating from collection
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