Dryadella butcheri Luer 1999

Inflorescence Photos by Weil Dreissen

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

Deep Shade Warm LATE Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning Butcher's Dryadella [American orchid Enthusiast in Panama 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on a congested, to .04" [1 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence at about 1/3 leaf height.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;