Dracula barrowii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Lip Detail

Photos by Gary Meyer and his Dracula Species Database

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Icones Pleurothhallidinarum Vol XXIV A First New Century Of Stelis in Ecuador Part One Luer 2002

Common Name Barrow's Dracula [English Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 1" x 3" [2.5 cm x 7.5 cm]

Apparently comes from Peru although it has never been found there. Grown and described from a plant in England that came from Peru. A small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, carinate, very narrowly ovbovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a stout, suberect to horizontal, arising from low on the ramicaul, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorecence with a tubular, longer than the pedicel floral bract.

"Most similar to Dracula navarroorum bur distinguished by the small habit with narroww leaves and a short, stout, suberect peduncle that bears a small flower. The sepals are densely papillose-pubescent within and diffusely spotted with red-brown. The tails are broad and thickly rigid. The petals are small and verrucose between a short inner valve and a round outer valve. The epichile of the lip is ovate and shallowly concave with incomplete lamellae radiating from the margins to an incomplete central kell and an irregularly disrupted lesser keel on either side." Luer 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothhallidinarum Vol XXIV A First New Century Of Stelis in Ecuador Part One Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide;