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Dracula benedictii

Dracula benedictii

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


Dracula benedictii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with few successive 4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Entomology: The plant was named after Bohemian collect Benedict Roezl in 1874.

Common Names: Bennedict's Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dracula benedictii var. hubeinii (Luer) Hermans 1997
  2. Dracula hubeinii Luer 1980
  3. Dracula troglodytes (E. Morren) Luer 1978
  4. *Masdevallia benedicti Rchb. f. 1874
  5. Masdevallia troglodytes E. Morren 1877


ReferencesEdit

  • Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.

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