Dryadella crenulata (Pabst) Luer 1978 Drawing by Luer The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website >

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Common Name or Meaning The Small Notched Dryadella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to acute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .1" [2 to 3 mm] long, congested, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Masdevallia crenulata Pabst 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Masdevallia crenulata drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 as Masdevallia crenulata drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005