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Dracula carcinopsis

Dracula carcinopsis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. carcinopsis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula carcinopsis
Luer & R. Escobar 1989


Dracula carcinopsis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 4.2 cm wide. Flowers are rusty brownish black and do not open fully.

The plant was first flowered in cultivation with Colomborquídeas in 1989.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Valle del Cauca, Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2000 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: The Crab Dracula

ReferencesEdit

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

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