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Dracula lotax

Dracula lotax
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2067)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 6:32
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Dracula lotax [Luer]Luer 1978 Subgenus Dracula Section Dracula Subsection Dracula Series Parviflorae Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl ©
Common Name The Clown Dracula
Flower Size .8" x 3.2" [2 x 8 cm]
This is a miniature sized, Ecuadorian species in tall wet forests from elevations of 800-1600 meters and is a cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an slender, purple, suberect, horizontal to descending, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul that is sparsely bracted and with tubular floral bracts
Synonyms Masdevallia bomboiza M. Fiske 1974; *Masdevallia lotax Luer 1978
References W3 Tropicos [http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/vast.html] , Kew Monocot list [ http://www.kew.org/wcsp/home.do ], IPNI [ http://www.us.ipni.org/ipni/plantsearch?request_type=search&output_format=query&ret_defaults=on ]; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993
From Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia http://www.orchidspecies.com/

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Hello Raimundo.
Lovely capture of the Dracula orchid.Great composition,sharpness,colours and detail.This looks like it has a face 2 eyes,nose and a smiling face.I think you are lucky being in a tropical region which would have an abundance of orchids.

Muito bom Raimundo.
Nao conhecia.Parabens pela otima foto.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-09-12 7:39]

Olá Raimundo!
Bonita e interessante. Dracula? Não conhecia...
Ótima captura, com cores bonitas e bom enquadramento.

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