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Dracula portillae

Dracula portillae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. portillae
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Binomial name
Dracula portillae
Luer & Andreetta 1980


Dracula portillae is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter and spring with several 3 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the cool forest of Ecuador at elevations around 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

Common Names: Portilla's Dracula

This species is name after Mario Portilla the discoverer of the plant.

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