Dracula brangeri Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by © Gary Meyer

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Flower and Plant Photo by ©Patricia Harding

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Common Name Branger's Dracula [Dutch Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

A Colombian species of the central cordillera and has a hinged movable lip otherwise very similar to D chimaera. It is a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, acute leaf that is gradually narrowed below into the slender subpetiolate base and blooms in the fall on a loose, successively few flowered, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose, horizontal to pendant inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having a few oblique floral bracts and holding the single flower below the leaves

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 5 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1992 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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