Dryadella sororcula (Luer) Luer 1996 Photo and awarded plant by Raymond Gabaldon

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

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Common Name The Closely Related Dryadella

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found as an mini-miniature, hot to warm growing epiphyte from Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet forests at elevations of 350 meters to 1000 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter on a successively single flowered, short, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and enclosed by a sheath and carrying thin, imbricating floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrrera & Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005