Dracula vierlingii Luer & Sijm 2012 SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

TYPE Drawing

Photos by The Dracula Species Europe Website

Common Name Vierling's Dracula [German Collector of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] wide

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an ascending, arising from the base of the ramicaul, peduncle to 6.8" [17 cm] long, sparsely bracted, distantly, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the pedicels floral bracts.

Synonyms

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

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