Dracula severa

Dracula severa

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

Dracula severa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from fall to spring with several successive 4 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in western cordillera of Antioquia, Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2000 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.


Dracula severa1 Dracula severa variant Sepals are pale white with many dark red spots . Lip is light pink.
Dracula severa2 Dracula severa variant Sepals are pale yellow with many black spots . Lip is light pink.


Common Names: The Sharp Dracula


  1. Masdevallia chimaera var. severa (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1889
  2. *Masdevallia severa Rchb.f. 1875
  3. Masdevallia spectrum Rchb.f. 1875

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