Cyclopogon dressleri Szlach. 1994 Drawing by Szlatchetko and The Biostor Website

Common Name Dressler's Cyclopogon [American Botanist and Collector in Costa Rica and Panama current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, delicate, glandular stem carrying 8, in a basal rosette, sagittate, acute, abrupty narrowing and round below into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 10" [25 cm] long overall, rachis 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, dense to lax, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5, cauline, herbaceous, glabrous, acute, adnate to the stem bracts and lanceolate, acute, membraneous, glabrous, single nerved floral bracts.

Closely related to C ovalifolium but differs in the lip form, C dressleri has lip auricles that are ornamented by fleshy, hornlike, appendices while c ovalifolium has no calli on the basal lip lobules. The isthmus of C dressleri extends into two fleshy suborbicular wings on each side and are bent toward the middle vein forming a kind of channel while the shallow rounded isthmus of C ovalifolium is not marginally thickened.

Synonyms Cocleorchis dressleri (Szlach.) Szlach. 1994; Cocleorchis sarcoglottidis Szlach. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *D L Szlachetko Novon 4: 172-173 (1994 Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 as Cocleorchis dressleri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 as Cocleorchis sarcoglottoides