Dracula soennemarkii Luer & Dalström 2012 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Luer 1993

Photo by © The Ecuagenera Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Dalström and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Cool Summer

Common Name Sonnenmark's Dracula [Swedish Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] wide

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with very thick roots giving rise to stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the condupicate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a more or less horizontal, arising from the base of the ramicaul, peduncle sparsely bracted, to 8" [20 cm] long, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer drawing fide ;