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 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 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, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with sparsely few bracts and a tubular, floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 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