Dracula ortiziana

Dracula ortiziana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. ortiziana
Binomial name
Dracula ortiziana
Luer & R. Escobar 1993

Dracula ortiziana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plants bloom throughout the year on successively flowered spikes. The lip on Dracula ortiziana is one of the few in the Dracula genus that is convex. It often is irregularly twisted.


Only one plant had ever been found, in the region of Ginebra, Valle del Cauca (Colombia) at an elevation of 2200 to 2500 meters.


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.


Etymology: Named for Father Pedro Ortiz of Bogota, Colombia, an expert on Colombian orchids.

Common Names: Ortiz's Dracula

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