- Flower nameDracula gigas
- Scientific nameDracula 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.