!Dresslerella pertusa (Dressler) Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Dresslerella Luer 1976

Top View of Flower Photos by Dressler/Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Hole Carrying Dresslerella

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with horizontal to pendant, slender to stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, thin, pubescent, imbricating sheaths and carrying an erect in relation to the ramicaul, horizontal, prostrate to pendant, thickly coriaceous, dark green, suffused with purple, more so beneath, elliptical to oblong, subacute, minutely ciliate marginally, cuneate, subcordate and sessile below leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a single, stout, .15" to 2" [3 to 5 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a loose sheath at the leaf base and a short-pubescent, thin, tubular floral bract.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis pertusa Dressler 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 drawing fide;

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