Dracula fuligifera Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name The Black Strewn Dracula [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, very narrowly obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall in cultivation on a slender, horizontal to descending, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, sparsely bracted and with tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1991 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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