Dracula exasperata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Plant blooms from spring to summer with several successive 3 cm wide flowers.
This species was first discovered by Fra. Ospina.
Plants are found in the wet montane cloud forest of western Colombia at elevations around 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.
Entomology: The name refers to the irregular pointed surface on of the lip and column.
Common Names: The Smooth Dracula
- Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.