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Dracula alcithoe

Dracula alcithoe

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. alcithoe
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula alcithoe
Luer & R. Escobar 1981


Dracula alcithoe is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with several successive 5 cm wide flowers. Plant is similar to Dracula wallisii but differs by having a more spotted sepal and a more pale base.[1] The plant was first flowered in the gardens of Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria in Popayán.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1900 to 2500 meters.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Alcithoe's Dracula

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hermans, Johan & Clare (1997). "Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula ". Orchid Digest (Orchid Digest Corp.). 

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