Dracula sibundoyensis Luer & R.Escobar 1979 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula

Photo by Colomborquideas

Another Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone

Photo by Orquideas del Valle, Colombia and the Dracula Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Sibundoy Dracula [An area in Putumayo Colombia]

Flower Size 2" x 8" [5 x 20 cm]

Found in Putumayo department southwestern Colombia and in Susumbios province of Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes in cloud forests at elevations of 2200 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, very narrowly obovate to linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a stout, purplish, horizontal to descending, arising from low on the ramicaul, 3.2" to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, lax, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence and carrying a tubular, much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Related to Dracula wallisii and Dracula woolwardiae but distinguished by the narrow, linear leaves, shortly pubescent sepals and an oblong epichile of the lip with denticulate instead of involute margins. The few lamelle within the epichile are tall and irregular with several fragmented lamellae, quite different from the multiple, radiating veins of D wallisii and D woolwardiae." Luer 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia vol 13 No 2 1979 photo/drawing/herbariumsheet fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 5 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1992 watercolor/drawing not = D navarroorum; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;