Dracula erythrochaete

Dracula erythrochaete

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. erythrochaete
Binomial name
Dracula erythrochaete
(Rchb.f.) Luer 1978

Dracula erythrochaete is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 5 cm flower.

This species was first imported by the firm of Sander and described by Reichenbach in 1882.


Plants are found in the cloud forest of Costa Rica to Northern South America at elevations up to 1250 meters.


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


Common Names: The Red-Tufted Dracula


  1. Dracula burbidgeana (Rolfe) Luer 1978
  2. Dracula erythrochaete var gaskelliana [Rchb.f]Luer 1987
  3. Dracula gaskelliana [Rchb.f] Luer 1978
  4. Masdevallia astuta Rchb.f 1886
  5. Masdevallia burbidgeana Rolfe 1893
  6. *Masdevallia erythrochaete Rchb.f 1882
  7. Masdevallia erythrochaete var. gaskelliana (Rchb. f.) Woolward 1896
  8. Masdevallia gaskelliana Rchb.f 1883


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

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