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Masdevallia and Affiliates explains the newly accepted divisions of Masdevallia that Carl Luer outlined in Icones vol 28.

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Dracula alcithoë Luer & Escobar

Named for Alcithoë, a woman in Greek mythology who was transformed into a bat.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Additional Information: This rare species occurs in a forested valley near Sibundoy on the eastern slopes of the Andes in southern Colombia and has recently been discovered in Ecuador on the western slopes at 6,230 feet (1,900 m) to 8,200 feet (2,500 m).

 

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