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Dracula amaliae

Dracula amaliae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. amaliae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula amaliae
Luer & R. Escobar 1978


Dracula amaliae is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter to spring with a few successive 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are typically flat.[1] The plant was first flowered in the gardens of Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria in Popayán.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in forest of western Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Etymology: Named for Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria of Popoyan, Colombia[1]

Common Names: Amalia's Dracula

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hermans, Johan & Clare (1997). "Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula ". Orchid Digest (Orchid Digest Corp.). 

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