Dracula presbys Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Old Man Dracula [refers to the white hairs on the face of the flower]

Flower Size 2" x 5" [5 x 12.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Antioquia Colombia as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a simultaneous, suberect, 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 7 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1994 watercolor/drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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