Dressleria kerryae H.G.Hills 2000 Photo by Juan Carlos Uribe and Taxonomic Revision of Dressleria [Orchidaceae, Catasetinae] Harold Hills Website

Fragrance Deep Shade WarmLATER Spring Summer

Common Name Kerry's Dressleria {Wife of Dr Robert Dressler current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in eastern Panama and the western slope of Colombia at elevaaions around 550 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying several, plicate leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a basal, arching, to 14" [35 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence carrying non resupinate, fragrant flowers

" D kerryae differs from the D helleri by having an entire opening to the lip unlike the erose margin of D. helleri. Dressleria kerryae is most similar to D. severiniana, differing by the shape and size of the opening to the sac. In D. kerryae the opening is elongate and nearly twice as long as broad. In D. severiniana the opening is nearly square. The elevation of the callus from the plane of the lip is more than twice that of D. severiniana. " Hills 2012


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Choco Colombia Misas 2005 as D helleri not Photo fide; Digest Vol 73 #3 2009; *Hills, H.G. 2012. Taxonomic revision of Dressleria (Orchidaceae, Catasetinae). Phytoneuron 2012-48: 128. Published 23 May 2012. ISSN 2153 733X