Dryadella minuscula Luer & R.Escobar 1978

Photo by Carlos Uribe Velez

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer 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 department of 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/photo/collection sheet fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;