Dryadella-elata-2022-01-27***Determined to be Dryadella simula, not Dryadella elata (Feb 2022); identified with the aid of Alfonso Doucette; sepal, petal and lip shape, as well as the color, are not correct for D. elata; this plant does not match Luer's line drawing and Alex Hirtz's photo of D. elata; this plant closely matches D. simula in Ecuadorean Orchids II, Colombian Orchids I and the Orchidacearum Peruvianum; however, there are many similar Dryadellas and without a detailed photo which shows the distinctive toothed petals, the identification cannot be 100%.***

Judging Center: National Capital Judging Center

Award Number: 20214672

Award Date: November 06, 2021

Awarded As: Dryadella elata

From: Valerie Lowe, Chair, National Capital Judging Center
Date: December 8, 2021

Plant awarded at National Capital Center Judging in Washington DC on November 6, 2021
20214672 – Dryadella elata, CHM/82

Info found:
WCSP: Accepted Dryadella elata (Luer) Luer, Selbyana 2: 208 (1978). Distribution: WC. & C. Ecuador
83 ECU

This name is Accepted by:
• Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
• Dodson, C.H. & Luer, C.A. (2010). Flora of Ecuador 225(3): 1-438. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.

And in IOSPE: http://www.orchidspecies.com/dryelata.htm

Description from entry form: Sixteen triangular flowers and six buds at the base of a plant 7.0 cm wide by 9.0 cm tall by 8.0 cm deep with lanceolate leaves measuring up to 8 cm long by 0.6 cm wide mounted on a wood block 5 cm wide by 13 cm long by 1.5 cm deep; leaf base encased by bract; flowers rise through bract on 1.0-cm long inflorescence; acuminate sepals, very small petals and lip chartreuse evenly dotted burgundy, dorsal sepal strongly hooded; petals and lip too small to measure; substance firm; texture matte.

Plant > Leaf Length: 8

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.6

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.8

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.9

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.6

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.6

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3


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