Dracula saulii Luer & Sijm 2006

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Saul's Dracula [Peruvian Orchid Enthusaist Current

Flower Size 1.25" [3.2 cm]

Found in Peru without locality as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly linear, obtuse, narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a horizontal, 4 to 4.2" [10 to 11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, and has a tubular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 10 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo fide; Orchids: Masdevallia and its Segregates Zelenko 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide;