Dracula diabola

Year Classified: 1979
Elevation Range (m): 2200 - 2600
Discoverer: Eladio Valencia
Countries: Colombia

From the Latin diabolus, "a devil," in allusion to a fancied appearance of the red flowers.

This species is known from only one forested valley in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia where it is locally abundant. It was first discovered by Eladio Valencia in 1977.

 

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