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Dracula hirsuta

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. hirsuta
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula hirsuta
Luer & Andreetta 1980


Dracula hirsuta is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with several successive 2.5 cm flowers. The lip of this species is small and triangular.

The plant was discovered by Father Andreetta and Mario Portilla.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the wet montane forest of Ecuador at elevations around 1600 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 Hairy Dracula

ReferencesEdit

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

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