Dracula marinii Baquero 2013 SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Lip Detail and comparison with D diabola

TYPE Drawing Photos by © Marin & Baquero /TYPE Drawing By Baquero

Full Shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name Marin's Dracula (Freddy Marin Ecuadorian Orchid Collector and discoverer of the new species)

Flower Size

Found in in Ecuador on the western cordillera at elevations around 1900 meters as a small sized,  cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, verey narrowly obovate to linear, acute, narrowing below into the indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a horizontal to ascending, stout, sparsely bracted, arising from low on the ramicaul, pecuncle 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, lax, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract, a dark purple ovary and carrying a deeply cupped flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 30: 67 Baquero 2013 drawing/photo fide