Dracula rojasii N.PelŠez, Buitr.-Delg. & Gary Mey. 2009 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae

Lip detail Photo by © Gary Meyer The Epidendra Orchid Website

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Common Name Rojas' Dracula [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, carinate, thinly coriaceous, elliptic, subplicate, acute, gradually narrowing into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a generally descending, maroon to wine red, subverrucose, 5.8 to 6.2" [14.5 to 15.5 cm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 26(1): 25. 2009. Drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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