Dracula simia

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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. simia
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Binomial name
Dracula simia
(Luer) Luer 1978


Dracula simia is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms at any season with a single 5cm successive flower. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of orange.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found in the cloud forest of southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2000 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 Monkey-Like Dracula

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. *Masdevallia simia Luer 1978
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