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Dracula saulii

Dracula saulii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. saulii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula saulii
Luer & Sijm 2006


Dracula saulii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Dracula saulii is a recent discovery from Peru and distinct. The flower is snow-white on the inside, with a pink-brown band on the outside. The inside of the flower is covered in something that is almost too thick to be called "hair". Most unusually, the dorsal tail is one-half to one-third the length of the lateral tails. Multiple clones are in cultivation already; some have strongly reflexed sepals, making the bloom appear almost like a rounded snowball, while others with less reflexed sepals retain a more typical triangular shape.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Peru

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Etymology: Named for Saul Ruiz of Peru.

Common Names: Saul's Dracula

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