Dracula mopsus

Dracula mopsus 

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Dracula mopsus                                                                                                                                                               photo Z
taxonomy      described by (Lehm. & Kraenzlin)  Luer, Carlyle August
  published in        Selbiana  2 ( 2 - 3 ) : 197    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 cloud forests in Ecuador (Cotopaxi, El Oro, Manabì, Cuesta de Amboca, Pacayuro, Zaruma)
  altitude 1200 - 1500 m (3960 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from La Tacunga (Cotopaxi, Ecuador)

    Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Dracula mopsus a gr uk
  photoperiod in La Tacunga this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 02 m' to 11 h 58 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 9 - 11 cm  (3.6" - 4.4"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower   1 L 1 cm (0.4" L 0.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 - 25 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days    
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