Dracula carcinopsis

Dracula carcinopsis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. carcinopsis
Binomial name
Dracula carcinopsis
Luer & R. Escobar 1989

Dracula carcinopsis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 4.2 cm wide. Flowers are rusty brownish black and do not open fully.

The plant was first flowered in cultivation with Colomborquídeas in 1989.


Plants are found in Valle del Cauca, Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names: The Crab Dracula


  • Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.

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