With over 2000 orchid species and a location near the Parque Internacional La Amistad, Finca Dracula is a great place to do research on orchids and cloud forest species.
Our research is interested in:
Improve Horticultural Knowledgeto help orchid lovers, growers and circun-situ orchid conservation efforts
Determining the orchid diversity in Panamato help the conservation efforts of its ecosystems
Iluminating Orchid Evolutionto understand why orchids look the way they do and why they are such a diverse family of plants.
Dr. Alfonso Doucette
1. Doucette, A., Timyan, J., Henrys, I., & Cameron, K.M. (2016) A tiny new species of Specklinia from Haiti's Parc National Naturel Macaya and new combinations in Acianthera (Pleurothallidinae, Epidendreae, Epidendroideae, Orchidaceae). Phytotaxa 275: 263-276.
2. Doucette, A., Portilla, J., & Cameron, K.M. (2016) Ten new taxa in the orchid subtribe Pleurothallidinae (Epidendroideae, Epidendreae) from Ecuador. Phytotaxa 257: 230-248.
3. Givnish, T.J., Spalink, D., Ames, M., Lyon, S.P., Hunter, S.J., Zuluaga, A., Doucette, A., Giraldo Caro, G., McDaniel, J., Clements, M.A., Arroyo, M.T.K., Endara, L., Kriebel, R., Williams, N.H., and Cameron, K.M. (2016) Orchid historical biogeography, diversification, Antarctica and the paradox of orchid dispersal. Journal of Biogeography 43: 1905-1916.
4. Zelenko, H. (A. Doucette, as contributing editor). Orchids: Masdevallia with segregates including Dracula. Quito: ZAI Publications, 2014.
Dracula immunda A.Doucette: a new species of Dracula discovered in Veraguas, Panama, described in 2011 based on material cultivated at Finca Dracula.
Pleurothallis anthurioides A.Doucette: a new species that was described in 2016 from material gathered on a research expedition led by Finca Dracula to Bocas del Torro.
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