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Dracula portillae Luer & Andreetta

Named in honor of Mario Portilla, at the time curator of orchids at Hostería Uzhupud near Gualaceo, Ecuador, who discovered this species.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dodsonia

 

Plant ID: 01884

 

Additional Information: Apparently endemic in one wet, densely forested valley in southeastern Ecuador at an altitude around 6,560 feet (2,000 m)

 

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