Dracula tsubotae Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

Photo by Andrea "Drosera" and R CV Orchidworks Forum.

Flower and Plant

Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name Mrs. Tsubota's Dracula [Colombian Orchid Dealer, Eva's Orchids - Pereira current]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in western Colombia as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 , loose tubular shetahs and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, acute, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an lax, successively single, few flowered, 6.4" [17 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has oblique floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIV A First Century Of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part One Luer 2002 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;