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

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Milan Vágner.

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Common Name The Fruitful Dracula [refers to the many capsules this species can produce]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm] long

Found in Narino Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 , loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an short, slender, purplish, suberect to horizontal, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying several bracts and tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Masdevallia felix Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1991 watercolor/drawing fide; The Illustratred Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon, 1992; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 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

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