Dracula (C.A. Luer)  
     

 

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April 16th 2017

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Draculas grow only in Central and South America.
The genus consists of 135 species-nat.hybrids (end of 2013),
9 of these species grow in Central America, Mexico – Nicaragua – Costa Rica and Panama,
the others in South America: 75 species in Colombia, 55 in Ecuador en 6 in Peru.

The plants grow, in general, on altitudes between 1500
and 2300 meters.
Some grow on altitudes up to 300 meters but there are
also species that grow above 2300 meters. All species
grow in the shade of the trees en hardly get any direct sunshine. In nature the plants often grow in the forks
of the trees, where there's a layer of litter and often
a lot of moss.
Because of the moss and the litter the roots of the plants
are always moist (but never wet because this layer is very airy.) Also humidity is always very high in these
places.

Every year new species of Dracula are discovered,
in recent years new species were discovered in
Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.

Special thanks to all who help me to makes this nice site
and give me pictures of them: Art Vogel, Jacob Taekema, Marlene Versin, Patrick Cloes, Rogier van Vugt, Thomas Ditlevsen, Egon Krogsgaard, Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Ecuagenera (Alex Portilla), Mundiflora (Magali Portilla Andrade), Alfonso Doucette
   

In honer of the Goeroe, Carlyle A. Luer,
at the top Dracula carluerii (J. Hermans &
P.J. Cribb)

     
    Special thanks to Stig Dalström and Alfonso Doucette, for
there help for update the names and the determination.