Dracula wallisii

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Dracula wallisii
Dracula wallisii at Kiseki No Hoshi Greenhouse, Japan.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: D. wallisii
Binomial name
Dracula wallisii
(Rchb.f.) Luer
  • Masdevallia wallisii Rchb.f.
  • Masdevallia chimaera var. wallisii (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch
  • Masdevallia chimaera var. stupenda (Rchb.f.) Stein

Dracula wallisii is a species of orchid belonging to the genus Dracula. The species is found at altitudes of 1,600 to 2,600 m (5,200 to 8,500 ft) in Cordillera Central, Colombia. It is a common species, with large flowers that are often highly variable in form.[3][4]

The species was first discovered near Frontino, Antioquia, Colombia by the German plant collector Gustav Wallis in 1871. It was formally described in 1875 by the German orchidologist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach who named it after Wallis.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Dracula wallisii (Rchb.f.) Luer, Selbyana 2: 198 (1978).". Orchidstudium Project. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dracula wallisii (Rchb. f.) Luer". Tropicos.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Alec M. Pridgeon (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids. David & Charles. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7153-1782-2. 
  4. ^ a b "Dracula wallisii (Rchb. f.) Luer". The Pleurothallid Alliance. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dracula wallisii (Rchb. f.) Luer, Selbyana 2: 198. 1979.". Epidendra, Universidad de Costa Rica. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 

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