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Dracula lemurella

Dracula lemurella

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


Dracula lemurella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

A small caespitose species with narrow leaves. The flower spike is successive and produces a small furry flower that varies from tan to cream colored. Edit

DistributionEdit

The species have only been found on a few occasions in the province of Antioquia, Colombia at elevations of 1650 to 1800 meters. At least two clones with distinct coloration are in cultivation.

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

Etymology: Lemurella means "little ghost"

Common Names: The Little Ghost Dracula

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