(pronounced: dry-moh-AN-thuss)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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Miniature monopodial epiphytes rooting at the base. Stems short, pendent. Leaves alternate, distichous, leathery. Inflorescenes short axillary racemes, the floral bracts minute. Flowers cupped, fleshy, pendent. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip unlobed, sessile, concave to boat-shaped, +/- callus. Column short, stout, without wings or foot; pollinia 4, in two tightly appressed pairs on a common thread-like stipe and minute viscidium. Miniature monopodial epiphytes. Stems short. Leaves alternate, distichous, arranged in one plane. Inflorescences few-flowered racemes shorter than the leaves. Sepals and petal subsimilar, free. Lip fleshy, unlobed, sessile, subparallel to the column. Column without a foot; pollinia two, globose, porate, on a slender stipe and viscidium.


From the Greek drymodes, meaning forest, and anthos, meaning flower, referring to the habitat of the plants.


A genus of three species with one species each in Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.

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