Dracula schudelii Luer & Hirtz 1999 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name Schudel's Dracula [American Cultivator of species Current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and may be a natural hybrid with one parent being D Bella and the other D wallisii and is characterized by having erect, stout ramicauls enveloped completely by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, carinate, narrolwy elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral to pendant, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothalidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide