Dracula carlueri J. Hermans & P.J. Cribb 1998 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Flower and Plant Photos by Gary Meyer

Common Name Carl Luer's Dracula [American Pleurothallidinae King Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1300 to 1400 as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a suberect to horizontal, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide