Dracula polyphemus

Dracula polyphemus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. polyphemus
Binomial name
Dracula polyphemus
(Luer) Luer 1878

Dracula polyphemus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


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

This species was discovered by Benigno Malo.


Plants are found in the cloud forest of Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 2200 meters


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


Common Names: The Cyclops Dracula


  1. *Masdevallia polyphemus Luer 1978


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

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