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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

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

This species was first collected by Calaway Dodson.

Distribution

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

Culture

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

Common Names: The Pappilate Dracula

References

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