Dryadella lueriana Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1991 Drawing by G Dunsterville and the The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Luer's Dryadella [American Premier Pleurothallid Expert current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela in dense wet, mossy forests at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, thickly coriaceous, linear elliptic, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the short, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, .08 to .24" [2 to 6 mm] long, subdense, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from the middle of the ramicaul with triangular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Novon 1(2): 73. Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1991 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;