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Dracula vampira

Dracula vampira


Dracula vampira has large distinctive flowers. The sepals are rounded with the top corner pulled into a thin tail, which may extend up to 11 cm in length.


Although green in colour, the sepals are covered by numerous blackish purple veins and the tails are almost completely black. The large sepals dwarf the petals and lip of the flower, which are white in colour and marked with purple and pinkish veins respectively. 


Dracula vampira is a large epiphyte, meaning that it does not grow in soil, it has many stems; the erect leaves are between 15 and 28 cm long.


Dracula vampira is endemic to Ecuador in South America being found only on the slopes of Mount Pichincha. It is found between 1900 and 2200 metres above sea level.


Photo :CC BY-SA 3.0 by Eric Hunt

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Created: 13 December 2009

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