Dracula x kareniae Luer & Dalström 1997 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Photos by © Eric Hunt

Common Name Karen's Dracula [Mrs Ferrell-Ingram American Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on forest ridges at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a suberect, loose, 7 1/4" [18 cm] long, simultaneoulsy few flowered inflorescence arising form low on the ramicaul and has tubular floral bracts.

Dracula x kareniae is a natural hybrid between D erythrocodon and D fuliginosa

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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