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Dracula marsupialis

Dracula marsupialis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. marsupialis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula marsupialis
Luer & Hirtz 1986


Dracula marsupialis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with several successive 7 cm wide flowers. The distinguishing features of this species include its short hairs and its pouch shaped lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters.

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Marsupial Like Dracula

ReferencesEdit

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

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