Dresslerella cloesii Luer 2005 SUBGENUS Dresslerella Luer 1976

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Plant and Flower

Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeCoolSpring

Common Name Cloes' Dresslerella [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, suberect to horizontal, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, pubescent, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, covered on both sides by white trichomes, elliptic-oblong, subacute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long inflorescence with a succession of single flowers arising through a sheath at the base of the leaf with a long-pubescent floral bract.

"Similar to Dresslerella caesariata in the flower that is subtended by a much smaller floral bract. The dorsal sepal is apparently free from the sac-like synsepal. A trifid callus is present between the basaes of the lateral lobes." Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide;