Dracula cordobae Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula Series Parviflorae

Lip Detail Photos by © Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Another Clone Photo by © Ruth Guillard and Her Orchid Site

Common Name Cordoba's Dracula [Sr. Clever Córdova Ecuadorian discobverer of species current]

Flower Size 4” [10 cm]

Found in southwestern Ecuador in extremely wet, montane cloud forests at altitudes of 750 to 1000 meters and is a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 acuminate tubular sheaths and a carrying a single, apical, narrowly obovate, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a lateral, from the base of the ramicaul, successively single flowered inflorescence holding the nodding flower below the plant.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 053 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 5 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1992 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 7 2002 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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