Dryadella xavieriana Campacci & Silva 2020

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos/Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Full Shade Warm Spring

Common Name Xavier's Dryadella [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of the species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in riparian forests at elevations around 680 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with inconspicuous ramicauls enveloped by scarious, obliquely truncate sheaths carrying a single, green speckled with red dots, coriaceous, rigid, oblong-lanceolate, canoe-shaped, slightly arched, longitudinally sulcate, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a whitish-green, short to .28" [7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a membraneous, obliquely truncate apically floral bract and carrying a very small, glabrous flower.

This species is similar to D zebrina but it has longer, thinner leaves and differnt floral segments and a different callus structure.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 16 Campacci & Silva 2020 photo/drawing fide