Dracula adrianae Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Photo by Pleurallia, The Dutch Pleurothallis Alliance Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by The Epidendra Orchid Website

Deep shade Summer

Common Name Adriana's Dracula [Dutch wife of Mr Sijm cultivator of orchid current]

Flower Size .8" [1 cm] wide

Found in Colombia without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly obovate, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, possibly successive single flowered inflorescence and with a tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Distinguished by the small habit, and a small white, deeply cupped flower borne by an erect peduncle nearly as long as the leaf. Within, the sepals are shortly pubescent and the tails are short and thick. The petals and lip are proportionally large, mostly filling the sepaline cup. The deeply and broadly cleft hypochile is larger that the epichile with a tall central keel." Luer 1998

Very similar to and possibly synonomous with D lotax and if so then D lotax takes priority.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide; Orchids: Masdevallia and its Segregates Zelenko 2014 photo fide