Dracula robledorum [P.Ortiz]Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula Photo courtesy of © Eric Hunt

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Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Flower Closeup

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Common Name Robledo's Dracula [Dr & Sra Oscar Robledo Colombian Orchid Enthusiasts Current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with clustered, erect stems carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate, obtuse leaf with a distinct conduplicate petiole that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, few successsively single flowered, slender, 6 to 7" [15 to 18 cm] long, dull purple inflorescence with tubular-obconical bracts and giving rise to a single, nutant flower at a time .

Synonyms *Masdevallia chimaera var. robledorum P. Ortíz 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 1 1978 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007