Dracula christineana Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula Photo by Dracula Species Europe Website

Common Name or Meaning Christina's Dracula [Mrs Chowning American Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, acute, indistinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, successively few flowered, racemose, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIV A First Century Of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part One Luer 2002 drawing fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide