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Dracula exasperata

Dracula exasperata

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


Dracula exasperata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with several successive 3 cm wide flowers.

This species was first discovered by Fra. Ospina.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the wet montane cloud forest of western Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2000 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

Entomology: The name refers to the irregular pointed surface on of the lip and column.

Common Names: The Smooth Dracula


ReferencesEdit

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

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