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Dracula decussata

Dracula decussata

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


Dracula decussata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with several 1 cm wide flowers.

The plant was first collected by Julio César Miranda in 1975.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in El Choco' in western Colombia at elevations around 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. To induce blooming, grow plant in warmer conditions.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Crossed Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dracula niesseniae P.Ortiz, 1994.

ReferencesEdit

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

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