Pleurothallis dracula Seehawer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

Side view of flower Photos by Seehawer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Dracula's Pleurothallis [refers to the gaping flower]

Flower Size .08 " [2 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tight, short-lived, brown sheaths and carrying a single, obovate, leathery, dark olive green, indistinctly keeled, furrowed leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on 1 to 2, 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm] long, successively single to seven flowered inflorescence arising through an acute spathe.

Synonyms Pabstiella alexandri Campacci & Baptista 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide