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Dracula lafleurii

Dracula lafleurii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. lafleurii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula lafleurii
Luer & Dalström 1993


Dracula lafleurii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single successive 20 cm wide flower.

This species is distinguished by its deep pouch-like lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1850 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: La Fluer'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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