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It’s mainly in the Subsections Dracula series Par-  Some years ago I talked with Stig Dalström about
 viflora that I wonder if some species aren’t actual   my questions above, and he told me he thought
 varieties, like Dracula houtteana, D. navarrorum,   that eventually between 80 and 90 species will be   The Genus “Dracula” C.A. Luer
 D. psittacina and maybe even D. presbys.  And ma-  left, all the others will prove to be natural hybrids.
 ybe even with Dracula anthracina, D. pholeodytes,  Stig Dalström has a lot of experience (build in   Dracula Subgenus Dracula
 D. vinacea and possibly D. diabola and D. hirsuta.   the years working together with Carl Luer) and  it   type: Dracula chimaera
 Also with Dracula fuligifera and D. mendozae,  I   would be desirable that sufficient funds were rai-     Subgenus Dracula section Andreettaea
 think they could be varieties of eachother.  sed to let him conduct DNA investigations. Doing      type: Dracula andreetae
 thus it could improve the list of Dracula species.     Subgenus Dracula section Chestertonia
 DNA investigations will have to prove if I’m right.      type: Dracula chestertonii
 Visually the differences sometimes are so small   Aside from Carl Luer and Stig Dalström, in the last      Subgenus Dracula section Cochliopsia
 that it’s hard to find the proper name.  few years also Alfonso Doucette, Luis Baquero      type: Dracula cochliops
 and Gary Meyer, are very active in describing new      Subgenusnl Dracula section Dodsonia
 Another problem occurs in the Subsection Dracula  Dracula species.     type: Dracula dodsonii
 series Grandiflorae -  Parvilabiatae, which includes
 Dracula gigas together with Dracula levii. They   There are some more plants in which it’s not clear        Subgenus Dracula section Dracula
                                  type: Dracula chimaera
 have produced a number of natural hybrids like   to me if the names are correct, such as: Dracula
 Dracula hawleyi, and possibly D. dalstroemii and   fafnir, D. leonum, D. nigritella, D. trinympharum         Section Dracula subsection Costatae
 D. trinympharum. All grow in a fairly small area in   and D. vierlingii. To me D. leonum and D. nigritella         type: Dracula bella
 Ecuador, in the Maldonado region in the province   are synonyms and the others are natural hybrids.  Section Dracula subsection Dracula
 of Carchi. There should be more transparancy in         type: Dracula chimaera
 which are species and which are natural hybrids.   My collection is almost complete, but I’m still            Subsection Dracula series Dracula
 looking for these species: Dracula gastrophora,            type: Dracula chimaera
 Another big question, to me, is the difference bet-  D. immunda,D.  lehmanniana and D.  lindstroemii.            Subsection Dracula series Grandiflorae - Parvilabiatae
 ween Dracula christineana and D. tsubotae.  Also I’m looking for these natural hybrids:  Dracula            type: Dracula spectrum
 There are several clones known from D. tsubotae   anicula and D. callithrix. It’s my personal wish to            Subsections Dracula series Parviflorae
 from the south of Colombia, collected by José Luis   add these plants to my collection.           type: Dracula lotax
 Aguirre. But we only know of one plant of Dracula
 christineana that was bought by Eduardo Sánchez   Dracula Subgenus Sodiroa
                          type: Dracula sodiroi
 from Cuenca, Ecuador. Nobody ever found any
 other plants of this species in the south of Ecua-  Dracula Subgenus Xenosia
 dor. Both were described by mr. Luer in 2002.  type: Dracula xenos (hybrid Dracuvallia)

          Luer, C. A. 1993. Icones Pleurothallidinarum X.     Luer, C. A. 1999. Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII.
          Systematics of Dracula (Orchidaceae).               Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Pleurothal-
          Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 46: 1–244.   lis, subsect. Longiracemosae, subsect. Macrophyllae-Racemosae,
                                                              subsect. Perplexae, subgen. Pseudostelis, subgen. Acuminatia.
          Luer, C. A. 1994. Icones Pleurothallidinarum XI.    Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthes, Masdevallia and
          Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenusnl Brachycladium and  Pleurot-  Pleurothallis. Miscellaneous new species of Dryadella, Lepanthes
          hallis subgenera Aenigma, Elongatia, Kraenzlinella.   and Pleurothallis.
          Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthopsis, Myoxanthus, Platystele, Por-  Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 1–182.
          roglossum, and Trisetella.
          Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 52: 1–137.   Luer, C. A. 2006. Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII.
                                                              A reconsideration of Masdevallia. Systematics of Specklinia and
          Luer, C. A. 1997. Icones Pleurothallidinarum XV.    vegetatively similar taxa (Orchidaceae). Miscellaneous new taxa in
          Systematics of Trichosalpinx. Addenda to Dracula, Masdevallia,   the Pleurothallid genera Acianthera, Acronia,  Arthrosia, Colombi-
          Myoxanthus, and Scaphosepalum.                      ana, Crocodeilanthe, Dracula, Dryadella, Loddigesia, Masdevallia,
          Corrigenda to Lepanthes of Ecuador (Orchidaceae).   Myoxanthus, Ogygia,
          Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 64: 1–136.   Platystele, Porroglossum, Restrepia and Trichosalpinx.
                                                              Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 105: 1–274.
          Luer, C. A. 1998. Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVII
          Systematics of subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Abortivae sect. Truncatae   Thesaurus Dracularum
          sect. Pleurothallis subsect. Acroniae subsect. Pleurothallis subgen.   part I to VII
          Dracontia subgen. Unciferia Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthes, Mas-  Carlyle A. Luer
          devallia, Porroglossum, and Scaphosepalum.          Missouri Botanical Gardens
          Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 72: 1–121.
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