Dracula pholeodytes

Year Classified: 1982
Elevation Range (m): 2500
Discoverer: H. Schmidt-Mumm
Countries: Colombia

From the Greek pholeodytes, "one who lurks in a cave," in allusion to the appearance of the central apparatus within the deeply cupped, black interior of the flower.

 

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