Dracula rezekiana Luer & R. Hawley 1979 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo by Milan Vagner

Plant and Flower

Photo by David Morria

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

SpringSummer

Common Name Rezek's Dracula [Ecuadorian orchid enthusiast Late 1900's]

Flower Size 1.5" x 3.2" [3.75 x 8 cm]

Found in Napo and Zamora-Chinchpe provinces of Ecuador and Peru in forests at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, suberect to horizontal, arising from low on the ramicaul sparsely bracted, 4.2 to 6" [11 to 15 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the small habit and the small, white, bell-shaped flower densely pubescent within. The most distinctive feature is the small obovate lip obscurely if at all, divided into an epichile and a hypochole. The shallwly concave epichile is coursed by several, branching veins and the hypochile is broadly cleft." Luer 1993

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1991 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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