Dracula incognita Luer & R. Escobar 1989 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

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Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Unknown Dracula Dracula [refers to the lack of collection data]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped baally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apicla, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptical-linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 3.6 to 4.1" [9 to 11 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying several distant bracts.

This species is a natural hybrid between W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1991 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;