Dryadella yupanki ( Luer & R.Vásquez ) Karremans 2016 Photo by © S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant in situ Bolivia Photo by © José Luis Panozo Añez

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Common Name The Yupanki Dryadella [refers to the Incan Yupanki, whose stone buildings, now in ruins, supports this species]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Santa Cruz Bolivia at elevations of 1900 to 2500 meters as a repent, mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with a stout rhizome adpressed to the substrate giving rise to a prostrate, thickly coriaceous, smooth, suffused with dark purple, broadly elliptical, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Incaea yupanki (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2006; Masdevallia hornii Königer 1991; Phloeophila yupanki (Luer & R.Vásquez) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis yupanki Luer & R.Vásquez 1984; Specklinia yupanki (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 as Pleurothallis yupanki photo plant only good/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia yupankii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Phloeophila yupanki drawing good;