Dracula pholeodytes

Dracula pholeodytes

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

Dracula pholeodytes is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single successive 3.75 cm flower.

Plant is similar to Dracula benedictii but differs by having larger flowers with bigger lips.


Plants are found growing in Boyaca, Colombia at elevations around 2500 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 Cave-Hiding Dracula


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

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