Dracula posadarum Luer & R. Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photo by Milan Vagner

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Common Name Posada's Dracula [Colombian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubualar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate to linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate base leaf that can bloom at any time of the year on a slender, more or less horizontal, multibracted, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, successively single to two flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 3 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1990 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 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

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