Dryadella crassicaudata Luer 2005

Photo by The Ecuagenera Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep Shade Hot WarmLATER Fall

Common Name The Thick Tail Dryadella

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Colombia and Amazonas department of Peru at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, semiterete, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a congested, very short, successively few flowered inflorescence with a bract and a thin floral bract.


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; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing hmm;