Dracula immunda A.Doucette 2011 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by A Doucette and the The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Unclean Dracula [refers to the white sepals stained and spotted with purple]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Veraguas Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a relatively semiterete, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year in cultivation on a horizontal to descending, slender, terete, subverrucose, green suffused with purple, 1.6 to 6.4" [4 to 16 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with 6 to 11, transluscent bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 16: 3843, f. 14. Doucette 2011 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide