Dracula radiosa

Dracula radiosa

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

Dracula radiosa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from winter to summer with a single 3 cm wide successive flower.

The plant was first collected by Gustav Wallis in 1873. Samples of living plants were sent to Veitch's nursery in England they were first flowered by Reichenbach.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Antioquia to Cauca, Colombia and northwestern Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meter


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 Radiating Dracula


  1. Dracula medellinensis (Kraenzl.) Luer 1978
  2. Masdevallia medellinensis Kraenzl. 1921
  3. *Masdevallia radiosa Rchb.f. 1877


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