Dracula × pinasensis Zambrano & Solano 2011 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae Photo by © J Zambrano and The Scielo Website

Deep Shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Pinas Dracula [A community in El Oro Ecuador where the species occurs]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing natural hybrid between D. mopsus and D. ophioceps with a erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, oblanceolate, obtuse, bidentate and mucronate apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a descending, slender, terete, subverrucose, green suffused with purple, 2.4 to 3.4" [6 to 8.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with 5 to 7, shortly tubular bracts and has a shortly tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Rev. Mex. Biodiv. vol.82 no.3 México Zambrano & Solano sept. 2011 drawing/photo fide