Dracula simia

Dracula simia

Dracula simia                                                                                                                                                                                          foto Z 
taxonomy      described by (Luer)  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)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots. 
native of origins cloud forests in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru
  altitude 78 - 2000 m  (257 - 6600 ft)

climate informations from Macas (Morona-Santiago, 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 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Dracula simia a gr uk
  photoperiod in Macas this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 35 cm  (14") from the leaf base  
  nr flowers 2 - 3 
  size single flower  17 L 10 cm  (6.8" L 4") 
  duration  single flower ≈ 8 days - inflorescence ≈ 60 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days    
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