Pleurothallis dracula Seehawer 1999 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Side view of flower

Photos by © Seehawer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by © Helmut Seehawer


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; Pabstiella dracula (Seehawer) Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orchidee (Hamburg) 50: 635 Seehawer 1999;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 374. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella dracula;

Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 9: 350 Campacci & baptista 2011 as Pabstiella alexandri;