Dracula lindstroemii Luer & Dalström 1991 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Photo by © Luis Baquero and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Luer & Dalstrom

Deep Shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Lindstroem's Dracula [Swedish Orchid Enthusiast and dicoverer of species cxurrent]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a descending, slender, arising from low on the ramicaul, provided with a few sparse bracts, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the small habit with acute, elliptical, petiolate base leaves . The raceme descends to produce a few, distantly spaced, successive flowers. The flowers are small and subglobose with thick, rigid tails. The sepals are light brown, suffused with dark brown at the apices and studded within by multiple, dark brown warts. The little lip with the concave epichile filled with tall, raadiating lamellae inicates a relationship with both Dracula fuliginosa and D syndactyla." Luer 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide