Dracula nigritella Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full Shade LATESpring

Common Name The Little Black Dracula

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador as a small sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramcauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below in to the conduplicate, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a horizontal to descending, 2.8" [7 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010;

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