Dracula janetiae (Luer) Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae Photo by Lisa Thoerle

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Janet's Dracula [refers to Mrs Kuhn, Discoverer of species]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador? and Peru at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature to just 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, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a purple, horizontal to descending, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms *Masdevallia janetiae Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo hmm but as d aff janetiae; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide