Dracula sodiroi is a terrestrial to epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
A medium sized plant with narrow leaves and an erect to horizontal peduncle bearing several 4 cm wide flowers. Subsp. sodiroi bears three flowers that bloom simultaneously. Subsp. erythrocodon typically bears three larger flowers that bloom in succession.
Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters
Grow in cool to intermediate temperatures. Can be grown in a basket with sphagnum moss. The medium it is grown in should be kept moist.
|Dracula sodoroi variant||Sepals are pink. Lip is pink.|
Common Name: Sodiro's Dracula
Named in honor of its dicoverer Padre Alois Sodiro
The subspecies name "erythrocodon" is from Greek meaning "a red bell"
- *Masdevallia sodiroi Schltr. 1915