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

Inflorescence and Flowers Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Flowers and Plant Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Pug-Like Dracula

Flower Size 1/2 [1.25 cm]

A southern Ecuadorian species found in montane cloud forests at 400-1500 meters elevation 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 leaf that is conduplicate below into the petiole that can bloom from winter through summer in situ on a pendant, to 6 [15 cm] long, bracteate, successively 1 to 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; 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;

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