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

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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

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