Dryadella rodrigoi Luer 1999 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 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;