Dracula ligiae Luer & R. Escobar 1989 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

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Flower in natural position

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Common Name Ligia's Dracula [Sra. Posada, Colombian Orchid Nurserywoman current}

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.75 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at altitudes of 1500 to 2050 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a stout, erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carying a few distant bracts as well as floral bracts. .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; 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; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo/drawing fide;