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Dracula sibundoyensis

Dracula sibundoyensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. sibundoyensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula sibundoyensis
Luer & R.Escobar 1979


Dracula sibundoyensis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring to summer with several 5 cm wide successive flowers.

This species is distinguished by its round sepals and its heavy tooth regions on the lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the cloud forest of South western Colombia and in north western Ecuador at elevations of 2200 to 2300 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 Sibundoy Dracula


ReferencesEdit

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

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