Dracula senex-furens N.PelŠez, Buitr.-Delg. & Gary Mey. 2009 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate Luer 1993

Lip Detail

Back Side of Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by © Gary Meyer/Daniel Pelaez TYPE Drawing by Daniel Pelaez and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Angry Old Man Dracula [an allusion to the white and red portions of the sepals to an angry old man]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found on the western cordillera in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, linear, acute, gradually contracted below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a horizontal to descending, slender, brown, arising from low on the ramicaul, provided with a few braacts, 6.4 to 8.4" [16 to 21 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to Dracula bellerophon but differs in the completely articulate lip, narrower sepals and the abscence of 2 calli on the sepal near the neck and with the edges not turned back on the dorsal sepal." N.PelŠez, Buitr.-Delg. & Gary Mey. 2009


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 26 # 1 pg 30. N.PelŠez, Buitr.-Delg. & Gary Mey. 2009 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska, Szlachetko 2016