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Dracula diana

Dracula diana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. diana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula diana
Luer & R.Escobar 1981


Dracula diana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

The plant blooms with a 2.5 cm wide flower. The species is distinguished by its large spoon shaped lip and its widely open yellow flowers with dark brown spots.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in western Colombia.

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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dracula diana xanthina Dracula diana var. xanthina Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Entomology:The plant is named after the goddess of the moon.

Common Names: Diana'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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