Dracula deniseana Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Luer 1993

Photo by Lourens Grobler .

Another Flower

Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya and his Peacewood Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

partial shade winter

Common Name or Meaning Denise's Masdevallia [English Nurserywoman Mrs Barrow current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a stout, erect, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Differs in the oblong-ovate, shallowly concave lip with incomplete lamellae radiating from the margins to an incomplete central keel and an irregularly disrupted lesser keel on either side." Carl Luer 2002


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; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide