These fascinant orchids seem to have a face! The genus Dracula belongs to the subtribe Pleurothallidinae, of the family Orchidaceae. The first draculas were found by plant hunters in the 1870s, and they are still being discovered mainly in the cloud forests of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. There are now over 100 recognised species. The genus was named Dracula after the ‘little dragon’ appearance of the flowers, and their love of shady and humid forests.