Dracula vinacea Luer & R. Escobar 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo courtesy of Jean Finalle

Common Name The Wine Red Dracula

Flower Size 1" x 7" [2.5 x 17.5 cm]

Found in the easten cordillera in the departmnet of Boyaca Colombia in cloud forests and road banks as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ereect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, very narrowly elliptical-linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate, base leaf that blooms in the fall and spring

This species is one of only seven Dracula species that occur on the eastern cordillera, the other 6 are, D gerhardii, D anthracina, D orientalis and D vlad tepes as well as and D. diabola in Boyacá and D. psittaccina in Cundinamarca

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 1 1978 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 4 Luer, Ecobar and Dalstroem 1991 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid 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 photo fide;