Dressleria aurorae H. Hills & D.E. Benn. 1995 Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek

Common Name The Reddish Dressleria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 650 to 1300 meters as a caespitose, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by several distichous, imbricating, articulated foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate, acute, tapering to a channeled petiolate base and blooms in nature in the spring on a basal, lateral, erect, racemose inflorescence subtended by several ovate-acuminate bracts, and arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb and has 5 to 8, non-resupinate, very fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 436 Dodson 1998 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok