Dracula maduroi Luer 2004 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Photo by Charles Wilson

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Maduro's Dracula [Panamanian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] wide

Found in Bocas del Toro province of Panama at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a more or less horizontal, arising from low on the ramicaul, provided with a few bracts to 8" [to 20 cm] long, distant, successively few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to Dracula posadarum but differs in the all-white, densely pubescent sepals twice longer tails and with the three lamellae of the epichile of the lip well developed." Luer 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide; Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 Photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;