Dracula orientalis

Dracula orientalis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. orientalis
Binomial name
Dracula orientalis
Luer & R. Escobar 1982

Dracula orientalis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single successive 3 cm wide flower.

This species is distinguished by its long thin leaves, white spotted sepals, and long tails.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest in eastern cordillera of Norte de Santander, Colombia at elevations around 2050 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 Eastern Dracula


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

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