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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 hirtzii Luer

Named in honor of Ing. Alexander Hirtz of Quito, Ecuador who discovered this as well as numerous other new species of orchids.


Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula


Plant ID: 00048/02211(two on upper left)


Additional Information: Found in the cloud forests of Ecuador from 5,200 feet (1,600 m) to 6,500 feet (2,000 m). Bottom right photos show the xanthinic form.