Dressleria allenii H.G.Hills 2000

Comparison Drawing with D eburnea Photo by Mark Chase/Drawing by Omar E. Rocha G. and Taxonomic Revision of Dressleria [Orchidaceae, Catasetinae] Harold Hills Website

Fragrance Deep Shade CoolSummer

Common Name Allen's Dressleria {American Botanist in central America 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Panama at elevations around 200 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying plicate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, to 10" [25 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, fragrant flowers.

Similar to D eburnea but this one differs in the smaller flowers with only the sepals reflexed while the petals are in the same plane as the lip. D eburnea has both the sepals and petals reflexed and the flowers are larger.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Hills, H.G. 2012. Taxonomic revision of Dressleria (Orchidaceae, Catasetinae). Phytoneuron 2012-48: 128. Published 23 May 2012. ISSN 2153 733X