Dryadella ana-paulae V.P.Castro, B.P.Faria & A.D.Santana 2004 TYPE Photo by V.P.Castro and The Richardiana Website

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Hot Winter

Common Name or Meaning Ana Paula's Dryadella [Ana Paula Santana Brazilian daughter to collecter of species]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in west central Brazil and Bolivia in seasonally dry forests at elevations around 390 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, ellipsoid to linear-elliptic, terete, acute to subacute, abruptly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a ascending, congested, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 133 Vittorino Castro Neto 2006 drawing fide;