Dracula terborchii Luer & Hirtz 1999 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

Lip Detail Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning Terborch's Dracula [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1200 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, subplicate, elliptical-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a horizontal to descending, loose, successively few flowered, 5 to 8" [12.5 to 20 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #6 2010 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide;