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Genus: Dracula:
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Subgenus: Dracula:
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Section: Dracula:
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Subsection: Dracula:
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  • Ecuador, Western South America, Southern America
"A stunning dark-flowered epiphyte whose creeping rhizomes follow the moss-laden contours of cloud forests on Mount Pichincha, Ecuador. First discovered in the 1870s" (Emrys Chew)

History "...they were originally Masdevallias whose discovery pre-dated Bram Stoker's tale of the Gothic villain named Count Dracula (Little Dragon) (1897). Only from 1978 were a group of them redesignated Dracula." (Emrys Chew)
  • Masdevallia vampira Luer 1978