Dresslerella portillae Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Pilositas Luer 1988

Plant and Flower Photos by © Milan Vágner

Full Shade Warm Spring

Common Name Portilla's Dresslerella [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniiature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a suberect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 3 spotted, sparsely pubescent, tubular, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, erect in relation to the ramicaul, thickly fleshy, pilose on both sides, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, suberect, pubescent, .04" [1 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a pubescent, tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good;