Dracula lemurella Luer & R. Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo courtesy of Richard Korber

Common Name The Lemur-Like Dracula

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1650 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovateto linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, more or less horizontal, 2" to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm], successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying tublar floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 3 Luer, Ecobar and Dalstroem 1990 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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