Dracula tobarii Luer & Hirtz 2012

TYPE Drawing by Luer & Hirtz and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Cool

Common Name Tobar's Dracula [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of species Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] wide

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramiocauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an ascending to suberect, sparsely bracted above, several towards the base, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, arising from the base of the ramicaul, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with infundibular, 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