Dracula lafleurii

Dracula lafleurii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. lafleurii
Binomial name
Dracula lafleurii
Luer & Dalström 1993

Dracula lafleurii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single successive 20 cm wide flower.

This species is distinguished by its deep pouch-like lip.


Plants are found in Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1850 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.


Common Names: La Fluer's Dracula


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

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