Dryadorchis minor Schltr. 1913Type Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Least Dryadorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a filiform, glabrous stem carrying 3, falcate-ligulate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the springon a thick angled peduncle, rachis swollen, angled, somewhat shorter than the leaves, 1.2 to 4.4 cm] long, densely 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular, obtuse floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are rose red, paler inside and with brown spots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988