Dryadella minuscula Luer & R.Escobar 1978 Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Very Tiny Dryadella

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, thickly coriaceous, semiterete, purple mottled, narrowly ovoid, obtuse, slightly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, less than .04" [less than 1 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence enveloped by a bract with thin, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 13: 43 Luer & Escobar 1978 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;