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Dracula roezlii

Dracula roezlii

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


Dracula roezlii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring and fall with a successive 5 cm wide flower

This species was collected by Benedict Roezl and it first appeared in 1874 in the the collection of Charles Winn in England.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2350 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: Roezl's Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia chimaera subvar. rubra (Rchb. f.) Warner & Williams 1887
  2. Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii H.J.Veitch in H.J.Veitch 1889
  3. Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii (Rchb.f.) Veitch ?
  4. Masdevallia chimaera var. winniana (Rchb. f.) H.J. Veitch 1889
  5. *Masdevallia roezlii Rchb.f. 1874
  6. Masdevallia roezlii var. rubra hort. ex Williams 1885
  7. Masdevallia winniana Rchb. f. 1881

ReferencesEdit

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

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