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Dracula lotax

Dracula lotax

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. lotax
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula lotax
[Luer]Luer 1978


Dracula lotax is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 8 cm wide flower.

This species was discovered by Milian Fiske in the early 1970s in Cordillera del Condor. Fiske described it in the AOS bulletin as Masdevallia bomboiza with detailed illustrations. It was not validated or published properly until more species were found four years later.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the cool forest of Cordillera del Condor, Colombia and Ecuador from elevations of 800 to 1600 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Clown Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia bomboiza M. Fiske 1974
  2. *Masdevallia lotax Luer 1978

ReferencesEdit

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

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