Dresslerella lasiocampa Luer & Hirtz 2005 SUBGENUS Pilositas Luer 1988

Another Flower

Photos by Lorens Grobler

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Shaggy Dresslerella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with horizontal to suberect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 pilose, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, light green, purple suffused beneath, suberect to horizontal, fleshy, verruculose, elliptical, obtuse, basally broadly cuneate and sessile leaf that blooms in the spring on am erect, 1/2 to .57" [1.2 to 1.4 cm] long, succession of single flowers arising from a basal sheath at the base of the leaf and has a tubular, long-pubescent floral bract.

CAUTION!!!! This species and D hirsutissima have been confused for years but I am fairly sure that I have them correct here.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 as D hirsutissima drawing/photo not = D lasiocampa; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide/ photo not = D hirsutissima; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;