Dresslerella lasiocampa Luer & Hirtz 2005 SUBGENUS Pilositas Luer 1988

Another Flower

Photos by Lorens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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, caespitose 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 an erect, arising from a basal sheath at the base of the leaf, 1/2 to .57" [1.2 to 1.4 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, long-pubescent, longer than the ovary floral bract.

"Differs from Dresslerella hirsutissima in the smaller, more or less rosette habit with much shorter, prone ramicauls and broader leaves. The flower is held erect by a considerably longer peduncle and pedicel above the leaf surface. The apical lobe of the lip is only microscopically verrucose instead fimbriate and long-papillose." Luer 2005

CAUTION!!!! This species and D hirsutissima have been confused for years but I am 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 fide; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide; 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;