Dracula navarroorum Luer & Hirtz 1993 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt

Common Name Navarro's Dracula [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring in cultivation in Quito on a slender, suberect, 2" [5 cm] long, one to two successively flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 5 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1992 as D sibundoyensis not watercolor/drawing fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 6 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1993 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 Drawing fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 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

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