Dracula sodiroi

Dracula sodiroi

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

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 sodiroi pink 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"


  1. *Masdevallia sodiroi Schltr. 1915

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