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Dryadella

Dryadella obrieniana plate.jpg
Dryadella obrieniana plate from
The Genus Masdevallia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Dryadella
Luer 1978
Type Species
Dryadella elata


Dryadella abbreviated as Drya. in horticultural trade, is a genus of miniature orchids, formerly included in the genus Masdevallia.

Distribution[]

There are about 40 species, distributed from southern Mexico to southern Brazil and northern Argentina.

Description[]

Plants are typically composed of a tuft of leaves from 3 to 6 cm long. The small (1-2 cm) flowers are often conspicuously spotted, and are borne at the base of the leaves.

Culture[]

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Plants are best mounted on treefern fibers or cork, but also can be potted in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

Naming[]

This genus is named after dryads, mythological nymphs of trees and forests.

Synonyms[]

  1. Trigonanthe [Schlechter] Brieg. 1975

Species[]

  • Dryadella albicans (Luer) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella ana-paulae V.P.Castro, 2004.
  • Dryadella aurea Luer & Hirtz, 1999.
  • Dryadella auriculigera (Rchb.f.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella aviceps (Rchb.f.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella barrowii Luer, 2005.
  • Dryadella butcheri Luer, 1999.
  • Dryadella clavellata Luer & Hirtz, 2005.
  • Dryadella crassicaudata Luer, 2005.
  • Dryadella crenulata (Pabst) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella cristata Luer & R.Escobar, 1982.
  • Dryadella cuspidata Luer & Hirtz, 1999.
  • Dryadella dodsonii Luer, 1999.
  • Dryadella dressleri Luer, 1999.
  • Dryadella edwallii (Cogn.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella elata (Luer) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella espirito-santensis (Pabst) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella fuchsii Luer, 1999.
  • Dryadella gnoma (Luer) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella gomes-ferreirae (Pabst) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella greenwoodiana Soto Arenas, 2002 publ. 2003.
  • Dryadella guatemalensis (Schltr.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella hirtzii Luer, 1980.
  • Dryadella kautskyi (Pabst) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella lilliputiana (Cogn.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella linearifolia (Ames) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella litoralis Campacci, 2007.
  • Dryadella lueriana Carnevali & G.A.Romero, 1991.
  • Dryadella marilyniana Luer, 2006.
  • Dryadella marsupiata Luer, 1982.
  • Dryadella meiracyllium (Rchb.f.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella minuscula Luer & R.Escobar, 1978.
  • Dryadella mocoana Luer & R.Escobar, 2005.
  • Dryadella nasuta Luer & Hirtz, 2005.
  • Dryadella nortonii Luer, 2005.
  • Dryadella odontostele Luer, 1996.
  • Dryadella osmariniana (Braga) Garay & Dunst., 1979.
  • Dryadella pachyrhiza Luer & Hirtz, 1999.
  • Dryadella perpusilla (Kraenzl.) Luer, 1978)
  • Dryadella pusiola (Rchb.f.) Luer,1978.
  • Dryadella rodrigoi Luer, 1999.
  • Dryadella simula (Rchb.f.) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella sororcula Luer, 1996.
  • Dryadella sublata Luer & J.Portilla, 2005.
  • Dryadella summersii (L.O.Williams) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella susanae (Pabst) Luer, 1978.
  • Dryadella toscanoi Luer, 2005.
  • Dryadella vasquezii Luer,2005.
  • Dryadella verrucosa Luer & R.Escobar, 1999.
  • Dryadella vitorinoi Luer & Toscano, 2002.
  • Dryadella werneri Luer, 2001.
  • Dryadella wuerstlei Luer, 2005.
  • Dryadella zebrina (Porsch) Luer, 1978.

References[]

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