Dracula platycrater

Dracula platycrater

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

Dracula platycrater is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the from summer to winter with a single 10 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in the Western and Central Cordilleras Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters


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


Common Names: The Broad-Throat Dracula


  1. Dracula lowii (Rolfe) Luer 1978
  2. Masdevallia lowii Rolfe 1890
  3. *Masdevallia platycrater Rchb. f. 1886

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