Dryadella nasuta Luer & Hirtz 2005 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Warm LATEfall

Common Name The Nosed Dryadella [refers to the thick lip of the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations of 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall on 2 to 3, erect, short, congested, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with thin floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010