Diodonopsis-pygmaea-2021-02-17***Determined to be Dryadella barrowii, not Diodonopsis pygmaea (Aug  2021); Masdevallia pygmaea is a synonym of Diodonopsis pygmaea; M. pygmaea has caudae on the lateral sepals, which this plant does not; D. barrowii is similar to D. albicans; two species, D. albicans and D. barrowii, are very similar; however, based on Luer's original line drawings of the labellums of albicans and barrowii in the SOF that show very different lip forms with a much larger lip and rounded apex in D. barrowii, which matches this plant, and a much smaller, oval lip in D. albicans which is different; also with the aid of outside expert, Daniela Imig, this plant is identified as Dryadella barrowii.***

Judging Center: CSN

Award Number: 20212262

Award Date: February 07, 2021

Awarded As: Diodonopsis pygmaea

This plant was given an HCC/AOS of 76 points.
While reviewing this award for invoicing, I searched to see if there were prior awards to the species and there was one prior, but it had never been verified, so I contacted Ron McHatton with the photo and he immediately thought that it was instead Dryadella albicans.
So we need to get an official ID on this one.



Discover the top vendors in the orchid community and their special offers on all things orchid.

If you are an AOS member, you also save 5% from every vendor.

Two-Year AOS members also receive over $600 worth of coupons from the ELITE Marketplace Partners.

Orchid Marketplace™