Dracula astuta

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


Dracula astuta is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms at any season with a single 5 cm wide flower

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1700 meters.

Culture[edit | edit source]

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.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Names: The Clever Dracula

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Dracula erythrochaete subsp. astuta (Rchb.f.) Hermans 1997
  2. Dracula gorgo (Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl.) Luer 1978
  3. *Masdevallia astuta Rchb. f. 1886
  4. Masdevallia erythrochaete var. astuta (Rchb. f.) Woolward 1896
  5. Masdevallia gorgo Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl. 1925
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