Dryadella vasquezii Luer 2005 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning Vasquez's Dryadella [Bolivian collector of Species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz Bolivia in seasonally dry forests without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, semiterete, subacute, narrowed below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a 2 to 3 tubular bracts, arising from low on the ramicaul with a thin, loose floral bract.


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