Dracula radiosa (Rchb.f.) Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo by Gary Meyer and the Dracula Website

Common Name The Radiating Dracula [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 2" x 6" [5 x 15 cm]

Found from Antioquia to Cauca Colombia and northwest Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1600 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical,erect, thinly coriaceosu, carinate, elliptical, subplicate, acute, gradually narrwoing below into the conduplicate, indisitint, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a stout, subverrucose, horizontal to descending, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, subdense, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Dracula medellinensis (Kraenzl.) Luer 1978; Masdevallia medellinensis Kraenzl. 1921; *Masdevallia radiosa Rchb.f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Masdevallia radiosa; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Masdevallia radiosa drawing not = Masdevallia?; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Masdevallia radiosa; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Masdevallia radiosa photo fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 3 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1990 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; The Illustratred Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon, 1992; 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; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia COS 2014 photo fide;