Dryadella dodsonii Luer 1999

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Dodson's Dryadella [Discoverer of species and Orchid Taxomonist Current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occuring in moss in high rainfall, pluvial forests with slender roots and erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly linear, canaliculate, acute leaf that gradually narrows below into the subpetiolate base and blooms in the summer on a slender, erect, 2/5" [1 cm], long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having thin, inflated floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;