Dracula callithrix Palaez, Buitrago and Meyer 2009 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Photo by Gary Meyer

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Common Name The Titi Dracula [refers to the Mamillian genus Callithrix and to the flowers allusion to the face of a Titi or small white South American Monkey which belongs to that genus]

Flower Size 1" wide x 4.5" [2.5 cm wide x 11.25 cm]

Found in the Department of Narino in southern Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, short, stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular, loose sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, carinate, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subplicate, cute, gradually narrrowing below into the subpetilolste base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an horizontal to descending, dark green spotted purple, 4 to 4.6" [10 to 11.6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with many brown, tubular bracts and carrying a faintly fragrant flower

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo/drawing fide;

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