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Dracula citrina
Dracula citrina.jpg

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


Dracula citrina is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description

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

Distribution

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

Culture

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

Common Names: The Lemon-Yellow Dracula

References

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