Dryadella toscanoi Luer 2005

Another Angle Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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

Deep Shade Warm Cool LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning Toscano's Dryadella [Brazilian Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a suberect ramicaul enveloped by 3 thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, .16" to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, congested, successively single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a loose bract, arising from low on the ramicaul with thin, imbricating floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;

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