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Dracula dalessandroi

Dracula dalessandroi

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


Dracula dalessandroi is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with 2 cm wide flowers. The flowers are pale with long dark tails and a small lip with sharp ridges.

The plant was found in 1989 by Dennis D'Allesandro.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the wet montane forests of southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 2400 to 2700 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: Dalesandro'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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