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Dracula trichroma
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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. trichroma
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Binomial name
Dracula trichroma
(Schltr.) Hermans 1997


Dracula trichroma is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description

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

Distribution

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

Culture

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

Common Names: The three colored Dracula

Synonyms

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