Dryadella albicans (Luer) Luer 1978 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Plant Photo by Particia Harding


Common Name The Whitish Dryadella

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found from Costa Rica To Ecuador as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte that occurs at elevations of 400 to 2400 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly linear to semiterete, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1 1/5" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the flower at mid-leaf.

Synonyms *Masdevallia albicans Luer 1978;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010