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Dracula woolwardiae

Dracula woolwardiae

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


Dracula woolwardiae is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter to spring with a several successive 10 cm wide flower.

The species was discovered by Consul Lehmann in Ecuador.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the western montane forest of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1850 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Etymology: This species was named after Miss Florence Woolward who was the first to study and depict the genus Masdevallia.

Common Names: Woolward's Dracula


SynonymsEdit

  • Masdevallia woolwardiae F. Lehm. ex Kraenzl. 1899

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