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

Another angle Photo courtesy of 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 ; Icones Pleurothalidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2004