Dryadella auriculigera ( Rchb.f. ) Luer 1978 Photo by Andy's Orchids

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

Common Name The Ear Carrying Dryadella

Flower Size 1/10" [3mm]

Found in Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, purple speckled, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-semiterete, subacute, gradually narrows below into the base leaf that can bloom at any time of the year on a successively single flowered, 1/20" [1 mm] long, from low on the ramicaul inflorescence with a bract and a thin floral bract.

Synonyms Masdevallia auriculigera ( Rchb.f. ) Rchb.f. 1878; *Pleurothallis auriculigera Rchb.f. 1871

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Pleurothallis auriculigera; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Masdevallia uriculigera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005