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Dracula andreettae

Dracula andreettae

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


Dracula andreettae is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall and winter with a single 5 cm wide flower.[1] The plant was first flowered in the gardens of Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria in Popayán.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the Cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters. The plant was first flowered in the gardens of Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria in Popayán.[1]

CultureEdit

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

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dracula andreettae xanthina Dracula andreettae var xanthina Sepals are yellow . Lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Andreeta's Dracula

The flower was named after its discover Father Andreetta.</ref> The plant was first flowered in the gardens of Sra. Amalia Lehmann de Sarria in Popayán.[1]

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Masdevallia andreettae Luer 1978

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hermans, Johan & Clare (1997). "Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula ". Orchid Digest (Orchid Digest Corp.). 

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