Dryadella rodrigoi Luer 1999

Photo by Lynn O'Shaughnessy

TYPE Drawing

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

Deep Shade Fall

Common Name or Meaning Rodrigo's Dryadella [R Escobar Colombian Orchid Enthuisiast 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly linear, semiterete, acute, the epetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, less than .08 to .16" [2 to 4 mm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence enveloped by a bract, arising from the middle of the ramicaul with thin, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #5 2011 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide;