Dryadella sapucaiensis Campacci & Tobias 2020

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos/Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Full Shade Warm Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Sapucaiensis Dryadella [A city in Sao Paulo near where the orchid was discovered]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, pseudo-monopodial, pendent, warm to cool growing epiphyte that is attached to the substrate only at the base, with ramicauls enveloped by papery, obliquely truncate sheaths carrying a single, green stained with darker green spots, fleshy, rigid, somewhat trigonus, linear-lanceolate, slightly arched, longitudinally sulcate, attenuate basally leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short to .32" [8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a membraneous, obliquely truncate apically floral bract and carrying a very small, fleshy, glabrous flower.

This species is similar to D krenakiana Campacci 2019 in the pendent growth habit with only the base of the orcid attached to the host. They differ in the leaves and flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 16 Campacci & Silva 2020 photo/drawing fide