Dracula lafleurii Luer & Dalström 1993 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Common Name or Meaning La Fluer's Dracula [Swedish Co Discoverer of Species Current]

Flower Size 6 x 8" [15 x 20 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1850 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a horizontal to descending, 5.6" to 7.6" [14 to 19 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arsing from low on the ramicaul and is sparsely bracted and has tubular, oblique 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; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;