Dressleria bennettii H. Hills & Christenson 1995 Photo by Benjamin Collanthes and Taxonomic Revision of Dressleria [Orchidaceae, Catasetinae] Harold Hills Website

and EARLY

Common Name Bennett's Dressleria [Peruvian Orchidologist current]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests as a caespitose, warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 600 to 950 meters with clustered, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating, articulated, foliaceous sheaths and carrying deciduous, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute leaves tapering to a channeled petiolate base and blooms in nature in the winter and early spring with 5 to 10, strongly fragrant, non-resupinate flowers on a stout, arching, basal, 8" [20 cm] long, lateral racemose inflorescence arising on a newly forming pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 437 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Hills, H.G. 2012. Taxonomic revision of Dressleria (Orchidaceae, Catasetinae). Phytoneuron 2012-48: 128. Published 23 May 2012. ISSN 2153 733X photo fide

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