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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDracula bella

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Glossary
inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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Dracula bella

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dracula bella
Abbreviation Drac.
Etymology
Dracula From dimunitive form of Latin draco meaning dragon, to mean little dragon, referring to the strange aspect of the two long spurs of the sepals.
bella From Latin bella meaning pretty.

  See also:  Masdevallia

Dracula bella grows quite large flowers for the genus, that like most Dracula species, face downwards. It must be grown in a basket or pot with lots of holes to allow the downward growing inflorescences to exit the pot and flower. It comes from high country cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador.


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