Dryadella werneri Luer 2001 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold fall

Common Name Werner's Dryadella [Ecuadorian Original discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovoid, semiterete, subacute, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, short, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising low on the ramicaul, enclosed by a sheath with thin, imbricating, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010