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Dracula psyche

Dracula psyche

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


Dracula psyche is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with 2 cm wide flowers.

This species was discovered by Father Andreetta and Alex Hirtz in northwestern Ecuador.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of northwestern Ecuador at elevations of 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: The Butterfly-Like Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Masdevallia psyche Luer & Andreetta 1978

ReferencesEdit

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

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