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Dracula hirtzii

Dracula hirtzii


Common Name Hirtz's Dracula

Flower Size 10 x 25 cm

Found in Narino department of Colombia and Pichincha and Imbabura province Ecuador as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte in cloud forests at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, subplicate, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicae, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a stout, horizontal to descending, sparsely bracted peduncle, slender, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, arising from low on the ramicaul, congested, loosely successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular,much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


sunoochi from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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