Dresslerella caesariata Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dresslerella Luer 1976

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Grand Dresslerella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with horizontal to erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, fugacious, pubescent, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, dark green, white pilose, elliptical, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, .1" [3 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 1988 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 2005; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;