Dracula papillosa

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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. papillosa
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Binomial name
Dracula papillosa
Luer & Dodson 1993


Dracula papillosa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in the winter with a 2.5 cm wide flower.

This species was first collected by Calaway Dodson.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 300 meters.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in 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 Pappilate 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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