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Dracula vespertilio

Dracula vespertilio

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


Dracula vespertilio is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with 12 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found on mossy trees from Central America to Ecuador at elevations of 1400-2000 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Bat-Shaped Dracula

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Masdevallia vespertilio Rchb. f. 1873

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