Dracula marieae Cavestro & J. Fernandez 2016 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Lip Detail

Better Lip Detail

In situ Ecuador

Photos by © by Jacques Fernandez

Full Shade Cool LATE Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name Marie's Dracula (wife of Jacques Fernandez CoAuthor current)

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in in Ecuador in the Tulcan Region of Carchi Province at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized,  cool growing epiphyte with erect, coriaceous, carinate, elliptic to ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the in the late fall and early winter on an ascending-horizontal to descending, 6.8 to 10" [17 to 25 cm] long overall, rachis .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, successively single, 2 to more flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with a subpandurate lip, .28" x .2" [7mm x 5 mm], that has an orbicular epichile with 3 distinctive lamellae. 

This species has some affinity with D. houtteana


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * L'Orchidophile 208 : 57-64 Cavestro & J. Fernandez 2016 drawing fide