Dresslerella pilosissima (Schltr.) Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pilositas Luer 1988 Photo by © The French Orchid Society Northen Section Website

Another Angle Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Petit Plaisance Orchids

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Common Name The Very Hairy Dresslerella

Flower Size 1/16" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a miniature, warm to cool growing miniature epiphyte that has pilose, terete, ramicauls enveloped basally by tubular, pilose bracts and carries a subcoriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, long-pubescent on both sides, pappilose, shortly conduplicate below into the petiole leaf that is succulent-like and blooms in the winter on a succession of solitary, pubescent flowers that arise on a 1/8" [3 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a basal sheath and a single, tubular, pubescent floral bract arising from the apex of the ramicaul without an annulus. The single flower is held close to the base of the leaf and most all parts of the plant are pubescent.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis pilosissima Schltr. 1923; Restrepia pilosissima (Schltr.) Ames & C. Schweinf 1937; Restrepiella pilosissima [Schlechter] Garay & Dunst 1966

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Pleurothallis pilossissima; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 4 1983 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1516 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Luer 1996; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide

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