Dracula mendozae Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2004

SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Photo by Claire Rojohn and J & L Orchids Website

Common Name Mendoza's Dracula [Panamanian cocolletor of species late 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] wide

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador without locality as a small sized epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a more or less horizontal to descending, to 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, congested, 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; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010;