Dracula antonii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name or Meaning Anton's Masdevallia [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast - Mr A Sijm current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] wide

Found in Colombia without collection data as a small size epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, horizontal to descending, 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long, successively few flowered, racmose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular flroal bract.

"Distinguished by the small, long, narrow leaves, a relatively short peduncle, carrying a small flower, densely pubescent, broadly obtuse sepals with long, slender tails. The epichile of the lip is round only 3.5mm wide and deflexed 45 degrees as well as shaloowly concave, with the central lamella taller than the margins and with broken accessory lamelae with teeth inside the margin" Carl Luer


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo not! =?;