Dryadella albicans (Luer) Luer 1978

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Whitish Dryadella

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and 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; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;