Dracula papillosa Luer & Dodson 1993 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Flower Detail Photo courtesy of Gary Meyer and the Dracula Website

Common Name The Pappilate Dracula [refers to the very verrucose elongate pepals]

Flower Size 1" x 6" [2.5 x 15 cm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical , erect, thinly coriaceous, carinat, narrowly obovate, acute, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate base leaf thaqt blooms in the winter on a descending 3" [7.5 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a oblique, tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 7 Luer, Ecobar and Dalstroem 1994 watercolor/drawing fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010;

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