Dracula deniseana Luer 2002

SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Photo by Lourens Grobler .

Another Flower Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya and his Peacewood Orchid Website

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 size 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 flroal 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


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing ok; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide