Dryadella clavellata Luer & Hirtz 2005

Plant and Flower Photos by Milan Vágner © and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Hernaria Website

Type drawing Drawing by Carl Luer © and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Hernaria Website

Deep Shade WarmLATER Summer

Common Name The Large Clubbed Dryadella [Refers to the sepaline tails]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, ellipsoid, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a congested, .4" [1 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with a loose sheath and thin, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010

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