Dryadella dressleri Luer 1999

Photo by Azucena Briones

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

Common Name Dressler's Dryadella [American Orchidist in Panama current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphtye 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 obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a .05 to .1" [1 to 2 mm] long, single flowered successive, racemose inflorescence

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution! The Type by Carl Luer drawing is absolutely correct.


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 hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella and Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Luer 2005 drawing hmm