Dryadella pusiola (Rchb.f.) Luer 1978

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Full shadeColdSpringand Summer

Common Name The Very Small Dryadella

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with thick roots and erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly linear-elliptical to semi-terete, subacute leaf and blooms in the spring and summer on a loose, slender, erect, 1/5 to 2/5", successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having thin, deciduous floral bracts

Synonyms Dryadella dolichopoda (Luer) Luer 1978; Dryadella simulatrix (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 1978; Masdevallia dolichopoda Luer 1978; *Masdevallia pusiola Rchb.f. 1887; Masdevallia simulatrix F.Lehm. & Kraenzl 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Speci. nova. regni vergetabilis Band VI, II Colombia 1920 as Masdevallia pusiola; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo good; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Caudca Colombia Vol 3 Kolanowska Szatchetko 2014 as D simulatrix drawing column only good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo ok;