Dracula benedictii

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Dracula benedictii
plate in:
Florence H. Woolward - The Genus Masdevallia


Taxonavigation: Asparagales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Subgenus: Dracula subg. Dracula
Sectio: Dracula sect. Dracula
Subsectio: Dracula subsect. Dracula
Series: Dracula ser. Parviflorae
Species: Dracula benedictii


Dracula benedictii (Rchb.f.) Luer, Selbyana 2: 194 (1978)


  • Basionym
  • Heterotypic
    • Masdevallia troglodytes E.Morren, Ann. Hort. Belge Étrangère 27: 97 (1877)
    • Dracula troglodytes (E.Morren) Luer, Selbyana 2: 198 (1978)
    • Dracula hubeinii Luer, Phytologia 47: 60 (1980)
    • Dracula benedictii var. hubeinii (Luer) Hermans, Orchid Digest 61(4): 10 (1997)


  • Luer, C.A., (1978) Selbyana 2: 194.
  • Luer, C.A., (1993). Icones Pleurothallidinarum, Vol.X - Systematics of Dracula in Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanic Garden, volume 46: pp.  50. ISSN 0164-1542
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006) Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 349 ff. Oxford University Press
  • Govaerts, R. et al. (2014) Dracula benedictii in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 17.
  • Emonocot.org:(2014) Dracula benedictii in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 17.
  • Tropicos.org: (2014) Dracula benedictii Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May. 17.
  • International Plant Names Index (2014) Dracula benedictii . Published on the Internet. Accessed 17. May 2014.
  • The Plant List (2014) Dracula benedictii in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 17.

Native distribution

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