Dresslerella crista-galli Vierling 2018

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Gerhard Vierling

Common Name The Cockscomb Dressleriella [refers to the callus on the lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm] wide

Most likely found in Ecuador as a mini-miniature sized, mat forming epiphyte with rosettes of small, slender, horizontal to erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, widely elongate, slightly arched, midrib violet in young leaves, gray green above, glabrous, finely mottled purple and hairy beneath, thick, leathery, rigid, narrowing below into the purple tinged petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, provided with 2 bracts, .38" [9.5 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a cone-shaped, densely hairy floral bract..

" It differs from the similar Dresslerella lasiocampa , by the thick, rigid, on the upper-side bald leaf, the differently shaped lip which is clearly fimbriated on the edges of the epichile and by the dominant, similar to a cockscomb shaped callus between the side lobes of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee, Taxon. Mitt. 4(14): 95 Vierling 2018 photo/drawing fide