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Dracula woolwardiae


Dracula woolwardiae
syn: Masd. woolwardiae
Common Name Woolward's Dracula 


Flower Size 10 cm x 17.5 cm


Found in El Oro, Bolivar and Imbabura provinces of Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes in dense forests at elevations around 1200 to 1850 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls envelopd basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, subplicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a horizontal to descending, arising from low on the ramicaul, 6.8" to 10" [17 to 25 cm] long, loose, successively single, several flowered, racemose inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

Photo :CC BY-SA 3.0 by Eric Hunt

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Created: 13 December 2009

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