Dryadella gnoma (Luer) Luer 1978

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Common Name The Small-Sized Dryadella

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in at elevations around 50 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-obovate, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a congested, .05" [1 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and thin floral bracts with flowers that do not open well and has a diagnostic shovel shaped lip.

Synonyms Dryadella misasii Luer & R.Escobar 1979; *Pleurothallis gnoma Luer 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia vol 13 No 2 1979 as D misasii photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Manual de plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrrera & Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;