Dracula radiella

Dracula radiella

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

Dracula radiella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring and fall with 2.5 cm wide flowers.

The species was discovered by Welisch and Walter Teague.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of northwestern Ecuador at 1800 to 2500 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 Little Radiating Dracula


  1. Dracula fuliginosa (Luer) Luer 1978
  2. Masdevallia fuliginosa Luer 1978


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

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