Dracula sijmii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Side View of Flower

Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning Sijm's Dracula [Dutch Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below in to the condplicate base leaf that blooms on an ascending to horizontal, arising from low on the ramicaul, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively, distantly few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

Similar to D houteana but differs in the distantly flowered inflorescence with sepals that are deep purple-black externally, gray-purple and sparsely spiculate within, deeply connate into a conical, sepaline cup or tube and a round, proportionally wider with incomplete lamellae epichile and a hypochile with both margins cleft and have a pair of papillae.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * "> Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002 drawing ok; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide