Dracula trichroma

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. trichroma
Binomial name
Dracula trichroma
(Schltr.) Hermans 1997

Dracula trichroma is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in the winter to spring with several 2 cm wide flowers.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found in the cool forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 2500 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 three colored Dracula

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Dracula iricolor (Rchb. f.) Luer & R. Escobar 1982
  2. Dracula quilichaoënsis (F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 1978
  3. *Masdevallia iricolor Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl. 1925
  4. Masdevallia quilichaoësis F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1925
  5. Masdevallia trichroma Schltr. 1919
  6. Masdevallia tricolor Rchb. f. 1882
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