Dracula nosferatu Luer & R. Escobar 1989 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

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Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Nosferatu Dracula

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or sometimes terrestrial with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, obovate, subplicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a more or less horizontal, several bracted, 4.2 to 5.2" [11 to 13 cm] long, successively few flowered, raceomse inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract.

References Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1991 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #2 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide;