Dracula roezlii

Dracula roezlii

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

Dracula roezlii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring and fall with a successive 5 cm wide flower

This species was collected by Benedict Roezl and it first appeared in 1874 in the the collection of Charles Winn in England.


Plants are found growing in Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2350 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: Roezl's Dracula


  1. Masdevallia chimaera subvar. rubra (Rchb. f.) Warner & Williams 1887
  2. Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii H.J.Veitch in H.J.Veitch 1889
  3. Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii (Rchb.f.) Veitch ?
  4. Masdevallia chimaera var. winniana (Rchb. f.) H.J. Veitch 1889
  5. *Masdevallia roezlii Rchb.f. 1874
  6. Masdevallia roezlii var. rubra hort. ex Williams 1885
  7. Masdevallia winniana Rchb. f. 1881


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

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