Monday, June 17, 2013

Masdevallia datura

Masdevallia datura is named for the enormous Angel Trumpet flowers belonging to the genus Datura or Brugmansia.  Its flowers are nowhere near the size of the Angel Trumpets but are large for the size of the plants.  The plants of this Masdevallia are 12-15cm tall, with narrow leaves and the flowers, measured from tip to tip are equally large.  The species is from Bolivia and is cool growing.


  1. And it is soooo lovely scented ;-) Mines just finished blooming, and for 1-2 weeks, the greenhouse was filled with their jasmine-like fragrance every evening!

    1. It is indeed and I forgot to mention that in my description. It perfumes the whole room where I have my orchidarium and grow my plants.