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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDracula gigas

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

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dracula gigas
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.
gigas From Greek gigas meaning giant.

  See also:  Masdevallia

Unlike most Dracula species, Dracula gigas grows erect inflorescences and the flowers are carried above the leaves. It comes from high elevation cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador.


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