Dracula andreettae (Luer) Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Andreettaea

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Lip and petal detail

Another Angle Photos By Jay Pfahl.

Yellow Color Form Photos courtesy of Andreas Philipp.

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Common Name Andreeta's Dracula [Ecuadorian Orchid Collecttor 20th cen.]

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

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte found low down on tree trunks with erect, stout rramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on a descending, stout, few bracted, green with white flecked, successively few flowered, racemose, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long inflorescecne arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular floral bracts and carrying the bizarre flowers below the leaves.

Synonyms *Masdevallia andreettae Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo as Masdevallia andreettae; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 2 Luer, Ecobar and Dalstroem 1989 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/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; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide to the 1st photo; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide

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