Dracula dickinsoniana Vierling 2020 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by Gerhard Vierling and Die Orchidee, Taxon. Mitt. 6(18): 136 Vierling 2020


Common Name or Meaning Mrs. Dickinson's Dracula

Flower Size 6.4" [16 cm] wide

A plant of unknown origin as a small sized, presumed epiphyte with erect, strong ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly leathery, keeled, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a slender, horizontal to ascending, arising from low on the ramicaul, provided with a few distant bracts, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 17 cm] long, successively single, few flowered, racemose inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Dracula dickinsoniana. is similar to !Dracula chimaera , and Dracula wallisii, but differs by the sub-circular shaped epichile of the lip which is thickened on the edges (not dentate), by the shorter ovary .32 versus .4" (8 mm versus 10 mm) of Drac. chimaera and .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] of Drac. wallisii and by the strong structured surface of the leaves." Vierling 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Die Orchidee, Taxon. Mitt. 6(18): 136 Vierling 2020 drawing/photo fide;