Dracula pubescens Luer & Dalström in C.A.Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Hairy Dracula

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptical, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a horizontal to descending, loose, successively single, several flowered, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular, oblique floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 7 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1994 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide