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Dracula polyphemus (Luer) Luer

Named for Cyclops, the one-eyed monster of Greek mythology, who imprisoned Odysseus in a cave and ate some of his companions.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Plant ID: 00055(on the left)

 

Additional Information: Endemic in the forests of the western slopes of central Ecuador from 4,600 feet (1,400 m) to 6,500 feet (2,000 m).

 

Synonyms:

Masdevallia polyphemus Luer