Dracula × pinasensis Zambrano & Solano 2011 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Costatae

Another Angle

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by © Javier Zambrano and Rev. Mex. Biodiv. vol.82 no.3 México Zambrano & Solano sept. 2011 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, just longer to just shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Very similar to D. mopsus but differs in the more robust plants, wider leaves, larger floral bracts and crested ovaries, star-shped hairs on the sepals, oblong-spathulate and rounded petals and the epichile of the liporbicular and rounded.. It is also similar to D. ophioceps and Dracula mantissa and Dracula pusilla


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