Dracula mopsus [F.Lehm & Kraenzel] Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae

Inflorescence and Flowers Photos by Eric Hunt

Flowers and Plant Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Pug-Like Dracula

Flower Size 1/2 [1.25 cm]

A southern Ecuadorian species found in montane cloud forests at elevation s of 400 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 acuminate, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through summer in situ on a pendant, to 6 [15 cm] long, bracteate, successively 1, 2 flowered inflorescence that arises from the base of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Masdevallia mopsus F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1921; Masdevallia triceratops Luer 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 054 Dodson 1980 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 Drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide