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Dracula cordobae

Dracula cordobae


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


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