Dracula minax

Year Classified: 1981
Elevation Range (m): unavailable
Discoverer: unknown
Countries: Colombia

From the Latin minax, "threatening," in allusion to the sinister appearance of the face in the flower.

This species is apparently rare, having been collected near Medellín in the Central Cordillera of Colombia but once. The plant had been originally cultivated by Sr. Octavio J. Arango at La Estrella near Medellín for many years. All plants presently in cultivation are descendents of divisions of the original plant.

 

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