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Dracula platycrater

Dracula platycrater

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. platycrater
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula platycrater
(Rchb. f.) Luer 1978


Dracula platycrater is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the from summer to winter with a single 10 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the Western and Central Cordilleras Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 1700 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

Common Names: The Broad-Throat Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dracula lowii (Rolfe) Luer 1978
  2. Masdevallia lowii Rolfe 1890
  3. *Masdevallia platycrater Rchb. f. 1886

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