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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 platycrater (Rchb.f.) Luer

From the Greek platys, "broad" and krater, "a bowl", in reference to the shape of the epichile. Reichenbach probably intended to contrast the flat or convex epichile with the concave epichile of the other related species with which he was familiar.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Plant ID: 00932

 

Additional Information: Widely distributed in the moist forests of the Western and the Central Cordillera of Colombia but found infrequently at altitudes from 4,920 feet (1,500 m) to 7,540 feet (2,300 m).

 

Synonyms:

Masdevallia platycrater Rchb.f.

Masdevallia lowii Rolfe

Dracula lowii (Rolfe) Luer