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Dracula severa

Dracula severa

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


Dracula severa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to spring with several successive 4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in western cordillera of Antioquia, Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dracula severa1 Dracula severa variant Sepals are pale white with many dark red spots . Lip is light pink.
Dracula severa2 Dracula severa variant Sepals are pale yellow with many black spots . Lip is light pink.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Sharp Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia chimaera var. severa (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1889
  2. *Masdevallia severa Rchb.f. 1875
  3. Masdevallia spectrum Rchb.f. 1875

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