Dracula nycterina

Dracula nycterina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. nycterina
Binomial name
Dracula nycterina
(Rchb.f.) Luer 1978

Dracula nycterina is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring with several 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 2000 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 Bat-Like Dracula


  1. MasdevaIIia chimaera Linden & Andd. 1873 non Rchb.f
  2. *Masdevallia nycterina Rchb. f. 1873

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