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Dracula mopus

Kingdom     : Plantae

Divisi            : Magnoliophyta

Class              : Liliopsida

Order            : Asparagales

Family          : Orchidaceae

Subfamily   : Epidendroideae

Tribe             : Epidendreae

Sub tribe      : Pleurothallidinae

Species         : Dracula mopus


Year Classified: 1978
Elevation Range (m): 650 – 1500
Discoverer: F. C. Lehmann
Countries: Ecuador

Flower Size 1/2” [1.25 cm]

A southern Ecuadorian species found in montane cloud forests at 400-1500 meters elevation as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 acuminate, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic leaf that is conduplicate below into the petiole that can bloom from winter through summer in situ on a pendant, to 6” [15 cm] long, bracteate, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence that arises from the base of the ramicaul . 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.

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