Dryadella crenulata (Pabst) Luer 1978Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeFall

Common Name or Meaning The Small Notched Dryadella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Espiritu 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, Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 as Masdevallia crenulata drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005

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