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Dracula gorgona

Dracula gorgona

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


Dracula gorgona is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter to spring with a single 15 cm successively flowering flower.

The plant was first officially mentioned in Veitch's 1889 Manual, as a variety of Dracula chimaera. This species is distinguished by its round and abruptly contracted sepals and the shape of its orange lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in western Cordillera, Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to cold conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Gorgona Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia chimaera var. gorgona H.J.Veitch 1889
  2. Masdevallia gorgona Veitch 1889

ReferencesEdit

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

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