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Dracula gorgonella

Dracula gorgonella

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


Dracula gorgonella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a few successive 5.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are similar to those of a small Dracula gorgona except with several morphological differences.

This species was discovered by Colombian orchid collector J. M. Serna.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in eastern slopes of the western cordillera, Colombia at elevations of 1700 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

Common Names: The Little Gorgon Dracula

ReferencesEdit

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

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