Dracula gastrophora

Dracula gastrophora

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

Dracula gastrophora is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring with several successive 4.5 cm wide flowers.

Flowers are similar to those of Dracula marsupialis but differ by having a cupped shape flower and darker coloration.


Plants are found in northwestern Ecuador.


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 Belly Carrying Dracula


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

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