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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

Dracula alcithoë Luer & Escobar

Named for Alcithoë, a woman in Greek mythology who was transformed into a bat.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Additional Information: This rare species occurs in a forested valley near Sibundoy on the eastern slopes of the Andes in southern Colombia and has recently been discovered in Ecuador on the western slopes at 6,230 feet (1,900 m) to 8,200 feet (2,500 m).

 

Synonyms:

none

Dracula amaliae Luer & Escobar

Named in honor of the late Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria of Popayan, Colombia, granddaughter of F.C. Lehmann, in whose orchid collection this species was discovered.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Plant ID: 00625

 

Additional Information: Found southwestern Colombia from 5,900 feet (1,800 m) to 6,230 feet (1,900 m).

 

Synonyms:

none

Dracula anthracina Luer & Escobar

From the Greek anthrakinos, "coal black", in allusion to the color of the flowers.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Additional Information: From Colombia.

 

Synonyms:

none

Dracula andreettae (Luer) Luer

Named in honor of IAngel Andreetta, Salesian father, who with Alexander Hirtz discovered this species in Ecuador.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Andreettaea

 

Plant ID: 01142

 

Additional Information: Found in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia from 4,920 feet (1,500 m) to 7,210 feet (2,200 m).

 

Synonyms:

Masdevallia andreettae Luer

Dracula antonii Luer

Named for A.P. Sijm, who cultivates this species at his Orchideeënnkwekerij Venhuizen in Holland.

 

Subgenus: Dracula

Section: Dracula

Subsection: Dracula

 

Additional Information: From Colombia.

 

Synonyms:

none