Dracula diana

Dracula diana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. diana
Binomial name
Dracula diana
Luer & R.Escobar 1981

Dracula diana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


The plant blooms with a 2.5 cm wide flower. The species is distinguished by its large spoon shaped lip and its widely open yellow flowers with dark brown spots.


Plants are found in western Colombia.


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.


Dracula diana xanthina Dracula diana var. xanthina Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow


Entomology:The plant is named after the goddess of the moon.

Common Names: Diana's Dracula


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

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