Dryadella edwallii [Cogn.]Luer 1978 Photo by Dale Borders

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania


Common Name Edwall's Dryadella [Swedish Orchid Collector Early 20th cen] - The Partridge in the Grass Orchid -

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/4" [2.5 to 3 cm]

This mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte is found in Brazil at elevations around 1300 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, linear-spathulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base, dark green leaf and has a short, 3/4" [2 cm] inflorescence that arises from the leaf base most often during the summer but possible at other times of the year.

Synonyms *Masdevallia edwallii Cogn. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Trigonanthe edwallii drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Masdevallia edwallii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 #2 1988 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Masdevallia edwalii photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; ; Of Mice and Men Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide;