Dryadella pachyrhiza Luer & Hirtz 1999

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Common Name The Thick Root Dryadella

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations 2700 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, more or less suffused with purple, narrowly linear, semi-terete, acute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a .16 to .2" [4 to 5mm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence arising through a sheath from low on the ramicaul and has a thin floral bract.

Synonyms Dryadella acuminata Luer & Hirtz 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as D acuminata drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide