Dracula papillosa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Plant blooms in the winter with a 2.5 cm wide flower.
This species was first collected by Calaway Dodson.
Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 300 meters.
Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.
Common Names: The Pappilate Dracula
- Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.