Dryadella marsupiata Luer 1982 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Purse-Like Lip Dryadella

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 450 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool 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, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, short, congested, successively several flowered inflorescence arising near the apex of the ramicaul, with a thin floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide