Dracula lotax

x56227p Dracula lotax 

Dracula lotax                                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Luer)  Luer, Carlyle August 
  published in  Selbiana  2 ( 2 - 3 ) : 195    1978 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe  Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Dracula  Luer  1978

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins moist forests in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Pastaza, Zamora-Chinchipe, La Leja), Peru
  altitude 800 - 1600 m  (2640 - 5280 ft)

climate informations from Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Dracula lotax a gr uk
  photoperiod in Puyo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 05 m' to 11 h 05 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   low
inflorescence     length 8 -10 cm  (3.2" - 4"), from the base of the leaf, erect
  nr flowers  1
  size single flower  5 L 4 cm (2" L 1.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 12 - 14 days
  attesa to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days 
CITES appendix II

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