Dracula severa (Rchb.f.) Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula Photo by Eric Hunt

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Flower Closeup Photo by Gary Meyer

Common Name The Sharp Dracula [refers to the pubescense that arises from points instead of warts]

Flower Size 4" x 10" [10 x 25 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia on the western cordillera in cloud forests at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, acute, gradually cuneate into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a stout, horizontal, ascending to descending, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, loose, successively single, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract and showy, large flowers

Synonyms Masdevallia chimaera var. severa (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1889; *Masdevallia severa Rchb.f. 1875;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 2 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1989 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;