Dryadella kautskyi (Pabst) Luer 1978 Photo by The Orchidees en Nord Website

Another angle Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Kautsky's Dryadella [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espiritu Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a subcongesteed, racemose, successively single to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms *Masdevallia kautskyi Pabst 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Masdevallia kautskyi drawing fide; Icones Pleurothalidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2004

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