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

Photo by Charles Wilson

Common Name Maduro's Dracula [Panamanian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] wide

Found in Panama at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing 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, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, distant, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a few bracts and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 Photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide