Dracula gorgonella Luer & R. Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Ruth Guillard and Her Orchid Website

Common Name The Little Gorgon Dracula

Flower Size 2.2 " [5.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia on the eastern slopes of the western cordillera in cloud forests at altitudes of 1700 to 2000 meters and is a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, subplicate, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a sparsely bracted, horizontal to descending, [8 to 15 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 7 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1994 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;