Slide 1


Masdevallia and Affiliates explains the newly accepted divisions of Masdevallia that Carl Luer outlined in Icones vol 28.

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Dracula sodiroi (Schltr.) Luer ssp. erythrocodon Luer & Dalström

From the Greet erythrocodon, "a red bell", referring to the campanulate flower.


Subgenus: Sodiroa


Plant ID: 01145 (left photo)


Additional Information: This subspecies is locally abundant in moist forested slopes in Ecuador, distant from any known population of the typical subspecies which is found growing terrestrially. This subspecies differes from the typical species by bearing usually only a single, red flower instead of a simultaneious few-flowered raceme of orange flowers. Altitudes are from 6,560 feet (2,000 m) to 8,200 feet (2,500 m).