Dracula circe Luer & R. Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

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Lip Detail

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Another Flower

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Common Name Circe's Dracula [Mythological Siren of Greece]

Flower Size 2 x 6" [5 x 15 cm]

Found in Colombia as a small sized, cool to cold growing with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, subplicate, narrowly obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, horizontal, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing/photo fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 5 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1992 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; 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 drawing/photo fide;