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Dracula vespertilio (Rchb.f.) Luer

From the Latin vespertilio, "a bat", in allusion to the fancied appearance of the flower.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Costatae

 

Plant ID: 01272/02899(left two)

 

Additional Information: This relatively frequent species has the widest geographical distribution of all the Draculas, occurring locally in Central America, the Western Cordillera of Colombia and both sides of the Andes in Ecuador from 3,930 feet (1,200 m) to 6,560 feet (2,000 m).

 

Synonyms:

Masdevallia vespertilio Rchb.f.