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Dracula cordobae

Dracula cordobae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. cordobae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula cordobae
Luer 1979


Dracula cordobae is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer through winter with a single successive 10 cm wide flower. The flower is distinguished by its rounded scoop shaped lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane cloud forest of south western Ecuador at elevations of 750 to 1000 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: Cordoba's Dracula

ReferencesEdit

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

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