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Dracula velutina

Dracula velutina

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


Dracula velutina is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to spring with a few 3cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Colombia

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 velutina xanthina Dracula velutina var xanthina Sepals are white with yellow near the center. Lip is white.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Velvety Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dracula lactea (Kraenzl.) Luer 1978
  2. Dracula microglochin (Rchb. f.) Luer 1978
  3. Dracula trinema (Rchb. f.) Luer 1978
  4. Masdevallia lactea Kraenzl. 1921
  5. Masdevallia microglochin Rchb. f. 1886
  6. Masdevallia trinema Rchb. f. 1886
  7. *Masdevallia velutina Rchb. f. 1875

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