Dracula hirtzii is an epiphytic orchid. 

Description

Plant blooms from winter to spring with 6 cm wide flowers. This species is distinguished by its flexible hinged lip and intense red sepals.

Distribution

Plants are found in the cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters

Culture

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

Naming

Entomology: The species was discovered and named after Alex Hirtz.


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Dracula hirtzii Luer, Orchid Digest 43: 38 (1979)Authorsunoochi from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Dracula Hirtzii

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