Dracula vampira

Dracula vampira 

Dracula vampira                                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy        described by (Luer)  Luer, Carlyle August
  published in   Selbiana  2 ( 2 - 3 ) : 198    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 the western Ecuador (Imbabura, Pichincha), Colombia
  altitude 1800 - 2200  m (5940 - 7260 ft)

climate informations from Quito (Pichincha, 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 2000 m  6600 ft) :
    Dracula vampira a gr uk
  photoperiod in Quito this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, constant throughout the year, of 12 h 00 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence   length 20 cm (8"), from the base of the leaf 
  nr flowers 3 - 4  one at a time
  size single flower   14 cm L 14 cm  (5.6" L 5.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ 15 days - inflorescence,  days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 80 days      
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