Dresslerella hispida (L.O.Williams) Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Dresslerella Luer 1976

Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Orchid Website

deep shadeHot fall Winter

Common Name The Hispid Dresslerella [refers to the furry margins of the leaves and sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations around 100 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with horizontal, slender to stout, arranged in a prostrate rosette ramicauls enveloped by fugaciuos, loose, pubescent, purple spotted, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, thickly coriaceous, deep green, purple suffused, elliptical to oblong, subacute to obtuse, margins minutely ciliate, the base cuneate to rounded, subcordate, sessile leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a stout, .1 to .2" [2 to 5mm] long, succession of single flowers arising through a sheath with a thin, short-pubescent floral bract

Synonyms *Pleurothallis hispida L.O.Williams 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pleurothallis hispida Drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 665 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 1988 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide

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