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Dracula chimaera (Rchb.f.) Luer

Named for the mythological, fire breathing monster Chimaera, the offspring of Typhon and Echidna, with the body of a goat, the head of a lion and the tail of a dragon.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Plant ID: 00038/01123

 

Additional Information: Widely distributed in the Western Cordillera north of Popayan, south of which the Western Cordillera merges with the Central Cordillera from 4,920 feet (1,500 m) to 9,180 feet (2,800 m)

 

Synonyms:

Masdevallia chimaera Rchb.f.

Masdevallia backhousiana Rchb.f.

Masdevallia wallisii Rchb.f. var. stupenda Rchb.f.

Masdevallia senilis Rchb.f.

Masdevallia chimaera Rchb.f. var. backhousiana (Rchb.f.) Veitch

Masdevallia chimaera Rchb.f. var. senilis (Rchb.f.) Veitch

Dracula senilis (Rchb.f.) Luer