Dracula gigas

Dracula gigas

  • Dracula gigas
  • Dracula gigas
  • Dracula gigas
  • Dracula gigas
  • Dracula gigas
  • Dracula gigas
  • Flower name
    Dracula gigas
  • Scientific name
    Dracula gigas
  • AliasDracula gigas, ドラクラ・ギガス, monkey orchid
  • Place of originColombia from Ecuador
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Greenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Overseas
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

What is Dracula gigas

Dracula gigas or Monkey orchid (scientific name: Dracula gigas) is a native of Colombia from Ecuador. It is an evergreen perennial orchid in the family Orchidaceae. Valle de Cauca Native Cloud Forest at an altitude of 1700 to 2600 m, which grows on trees. The name "Orchid" comes from the fact that the flower looks like a monkey's face. It is a small orchid with no false bulbous stems and spoon shaped root leaves. The flower stems extend and droop about 20 cm, and the flowers bloom downward. The color is dark brown and sober. The flower is triangular in shape with only the outer three-petaled sepals developed, the tips of the sepals extending into a long tail. The small side and labial petals fit within the sepals and produce a mysterious flower that looks like an animal's face.

Common name: Dracula gigas, Scientific name: Dracula gigas, aka: monkey orchid, Place of origin: Ecuador - Colombia, Environment: Native cloud forest trees in the Andes Mountains, 1700-2600 m above sea level, Leaf color: green, leaf length: 10-25 cm, stem height: 15-25 cm, flower diameter: 10 cm, flowering: annual, Flowering time: 5 days to 1 week.


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Dracula
  • Species
    D. gigas
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen perennial orchid
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height15.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower10.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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