Dressleria bennettii H. Hills & Christenson 1995

Photo by Benjamin Collanthes and Taxonomic Revision of Dressleria [Orchidaceae, Catasetinae] Harold Hills Website


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 ; AOS Bulletin vol 63 #4 1994 as D sp [Bennett 5064] photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 437 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; 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; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014