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Dracula ligiae

Dracula ligiae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. ligiae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula ligiae
Luer & R. Escobar 1989


Dracula ligiae is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring and fall with a single 6.75 cm wide flower. The plant is similar to Dracula servera but differs by having shorter tails on its sepals.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the Antioquia state of Colombia at elevations of 1500 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

Entomology:The plant is named after Dracula grower Sra. Ligia Moreno de Posada.

Common Names: Ligia'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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