Dracula deltoidea (Luer) Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae

Side View Photo by Lourens Grobler .

Common Name The Triangular Dracula

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Azuay and Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador in cloud forests on both sides of the Andes at elevations of 2600 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ranicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, horizontal to descending, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and is sparsely bracted and has thin, tubular floral bracts .

Synonyms *Masdevallia deltoidea Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; 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