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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Stijn, Feb 28, 2014.
Does anyone has an idea what species of Dryadella this could be ?
It is hard to tell without more detail in your picture, but I would guess Dryadella edwallii.
thank you for your quick reply. I just purchased this plant on ebay, it is the picture of the seller, it was labeled as 'species'. As soon as I recieve the plant (and the flowers are still in good shape) then I will try to place a picture in better quality.
It reminds me of my zebrina, but looking at pictures of edwallii it could easily be that as well. I think edwallii is a bit bigger than zebrina, but of course it's hard to tell without seeing them together probably.
When I recieved the plant, the flowers didn't look to best, but at the moment the plant is flowering again.
I also agree that it's either Dryadella edwallii or D. zebrina. They are very similar and have overlapping ranges. It seems like D. zebrina has more stripe-like banding across the dorsal sepal, the tails look a little shorter, and it's found in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. D. edwallii is only reported from Brazil.
I think they're probably synonyms. If Dracula sodiroi and D. radiella can have a baby in the wild, I don't see why Dryadella zebrina and D. edwallii can't.
Here are some links you might find useful--
Illustration and photo of D. edwallii:
Illustration and photo of D. zebrina: