Dracula irmelinae N.PelŠez & Gary Mey. & L.Mazariegos 2020 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Grandiflorae-Parvilabiate

Photo by © Gary Meyers

Common Name Irmelin's Dracula [Irmelin Indenbirken, the mother of the actor and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio, and constitutes an acknowledgement of DiCaprioís dedication to the long-term health and well-being of all of Earthís inhabitants current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes in montane forests as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, consecutive sheaths and carrying a single, erecet, carinate, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below intothe conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a basal, descending to occasionally lateral, peduncles dark green speckled with brown, subverrucose, provided with several, green brown, tubular bracts, to 10" [20 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 20(2) 137 Pela?ez, Meyer, Rendon-Jaramillo, Ferna?ndez, Lo?pez-A?lvarez & Mazariegos 2020 drawing/photo fide.