Dryadella mocoana Luer & R.Escobar 2005

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

Deep Shade Warm Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mocoa Dryadella [The Capital of the department of Putumayo]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Putumayo department of Colombia at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, midrib purple, purple suffused, narrowly linear-obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, .02 to .038" [5 to 9 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;