Dracula marsupialis

Dracula marsupialis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. marsupialis
Binomial name
Dracula marsupialis
Luer & Hirtz 1986

Dracula marsupialis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring with several successive 7 cm wide flowers. The distinguishing features of this species include its short hairs and its pouch shaped lip.


Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters.


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


Common Names: The Marsupial Like Dracula


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

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