Dryadella verrucosa Luer & R.Escobar 1999

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

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Verrucose Dryadella [refers to the blade of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, pusticulate on the dorsal surface, subacute, gradually narrowed below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, congested, successively single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a bract, arising from low on 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; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;