FANDOM


Dracula chestertonii

Dracula chestertonii

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


Dracula chestertonii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer and fall with a single 7 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of mushrooms.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the cool forest of Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2200 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

Entomology: The plant was named after its discoverer Henry Chesterson who died soon after its discovery.

Common Names: Chesterson's Dracula


SynonymsEdit

  1. *Masdevallia chestertoni Rchb.f 1883
  2. Masdevallia macrochila Regel 1890

ReferencesEdit

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

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.