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Dracula wallisii

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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. wallisii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dracula wallisii
Rchb. f.) Luer 1979


Dracula wallisii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description

Plant blooms from winter to summer with a single 5 cm wide flower.

Distribution

Plants are found growing in the central cordillera, Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2800 meters

Culture

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cold to cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

Naming

Common Names: Wallis' Dracula

Synonyms

  1. Masdevallia chinmera var. wollisii (Rchb.f.) Veitch 1889.
  2. *Masdevallia wallisii Rchb.f 1875
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