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Dracula chiroptera

Dracula chiroptera

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


Dracula chiroptera is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with several 15 cm wide flowers. This plant is similar to Dracula wallisii and Dracula hirtzii but differs by having fairly short and a coarse crop of hairs, clearly marked spotting and a mobile lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in cloud forest of Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 2000 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

Common Names: The Bat Dracula

ReferencesEdit

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

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