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Dracula simia

Dracula simia

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


Dracula simia is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at any season with a single 5cm successive flower. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of orange.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the cloud forest of southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Monkey-Like Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Masdevallia simia Luer 1978

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