Dracula citrina

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. citrina
Binomial name
Dracula citrina
Luer & R.Escobar 1982

Dracula citrina is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in the winter with a single 2.5 wide flower. Flowers are lemon yellow color with dark tails.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found in western Cordillera, Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters

Culture[edit | edit source]

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.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Names: The Lemon-Yellow Dracula

References[edit | edit source]

  • Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.
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