Dracula olmosii Luer & Maduro 1999

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of Chad Sarles and His Dracula Website

Common Name Olmos' Dracula [Panamanian Orchid Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Panama on the western slopes at elevations of 1800 to 2800 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a horizontal, 4.8 to 5.6" " [12 to 14 cm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul witha tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII Systematics of Dracula Luer 1999 drawing fide;

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