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

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

Another Flower Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Ruth Guillard and Her Orchid Site


Common Name Cordoba's Dracula [A Colombian City]

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, cool growing epiphyte with a very short ramicaul enveloped basally by2 to 3 acuminate tubular sheaths and a carrying a single, apical, narrowly obovate leaf that is conduplicate below into the petiole and 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, Ecobar 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; 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