Dracula exasperata

Dracula exasperata

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

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.

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