Dryadella marilyniana Luer 2006 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Warm Spring

Common Name Marilyn's Dryadella [Ms. Lee American Orchid Enthusaiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador without locality at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte? with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear-obovate, acute t osubacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, .06 to .08" [1.5 to 2 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, enveloped by a membraneous bract and a thin floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010