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Dracula mopsus

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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. mopsus
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Binomial name
Dracula mopsus
[F.Lehm & Kraenzel] Luer 1978


Dracula mopsus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description

Plant blooms from winter through summer with one to two 1.25 cm wide flowers.

Distribution

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Ecuador at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters.

This species was discovered by Consul Lehmann in 1879.

Culture

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

Common Names: The Pug-Like Dracula

Synonyms

  1. *Masdevallia mopsus F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1921
  2. Masdevallia triceratops Luer 1977

References

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