Dracula cordobae Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Parviflorae

Lip Detail

Photos by © Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Another Clone

Photo by © Ruth Guillard and Her Orchid Site

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Common Name Cordoba's Dracula [Sr. Clever Córdova Ecuadorian discobverer of species current]

Flower Size 4” [10 cm]

Found in El Oro province of Ecuador in extremely wet, montane cloud forests at altitudes of 750 to 1000 meters and is a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 acuminate tubular sheaths and a carrying a single, apical, narrowly obovate, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a lateral, from the base of the ramicaul, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as to just short of the length of the pedicel florlabract and holding the nodding flower below the plant.

"Characterized by the creamy white color of the sepals witha red brown border. Soemtimes the pigment occcurs only on the edge, but it often covers the entire outer halves of the seplas. The sepals are covered within by a long, whote pubescence. The snow white epichile of the lip is round and concave with erect, non-involte, multidenticulate margins. It is filled with numerous, radiating lamellae." Luer 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 053 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 5 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1992 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 7 2002 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 10 2009 photo fide; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide