Dryadorchis dasystele Schuit. & de Vogel 2004 Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant Flowers and Seepods Photo by Copyright © Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Swollen Dryadorchis [refers to the hairy mid lobe of the lip]

Flower Size 7/8" [2.3 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in mist forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an unbranched stem carrying 5, twisted 90 degrees at the base, all in one plane, subfalcate, oblique, linear to narrowly elliptic, soft-coriaceous, upper surface velvety-opaque, keeled below, margins fringed with minute, irregular, hyaline teeth, mucronate, unequally bilobulate, subacute leaves that blooms on an axillary [from the lowest leaf], horizontal, racemose, 6 flowered, 3.4" [8.3 cm] long, gradually thickening towards the rachis, terete inflorescence with 2 distant tubular, obtuse bracts and with semi-orbicular, cupular, broadly rounded apically floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006