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Dryadella

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Stijn, Feb 28, 2014.

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  1. Stijn

    Stijn New Member

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    Does anyone has an idea what species of Dryadella this could be ?

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is hard to tell without more detail in your picture, but I would guess Dryadella edwallii.
     
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    Hello Marni,

    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.

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    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.
     
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    When I recieved the plant, the flowers didn't look to best, but at the moment the plant is flowering again.

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    Alfonso Doucette Active Member

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    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:
    https://orchid.unibas.ch/phpMyHerba...estin_Alfred/Luer_Carlyle_August/specimen.php
    http://www.pleurothallids.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563&Itemid=58

    Illustration and photo of D. zebrina:
    https://orchid.unibas.ch/phpMyHerba...lla/zebrina//Luer_Carlyle_August/specimen.php
    http://www.pleurothallids.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=573&Itemid=58

    Alfonso
     
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