Dryadella zebrina (Porsch) Luer 1978

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Plant and Flower Photos by © Milan Vágner


Common Name The Zebra Dryadella

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5 cm]

Found in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia as a densly caespitose, nini-miniautere sized, cool to cold growing miniature epiphyte in damp forests, often with mist and fog late in the day and with a dry seasom in the late spring till fall at elevations of 1500 to 3400 meters with narrowly oblanceolate, or linear lanceolatae, thick, minutely bilobed apically leaves with the base concealed by several, short, membraneous sheaths that blooms on a 3/8" [1 cm] long, successive scape carrying a single campanulate flower held amid or below the leaves and occuring in the spring through fall. This species will grow in a cool, humid, semi-shaded situation with plenty of water and fertilizer in a fibrous well drained medium.

Synonyms *Masdevallia zebrina Porsch 1905; Masdevallia carinata Cogn. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 229 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as D subulataphoto fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

Dryadella zebrina var alba Photo by © Luis Filipe Varella

A white color version of the previous species