Dracula wallisii

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. wallisii
Binomial name
Dracula wallisii
Rchb. f.) Luer 1979

Dracula wallisii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.

Description[edit | edit source]

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

Distribution[edit | edit source]

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

Culture[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Entomology: This species was named after its discoverer Gustav Wallis.

Common Names: Wallisii' Dracula

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

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