Dresslerella powellii (Ames) Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Dresslerella Luer 1976 Photo by Dale Borders


Common Name Powell's Dressleria [American Botanist early 1900's, original collector of species]

Flower Size 1/8" [7 mm ]

Found near sealevel to 300 meters in Panama as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte that grows in shady places with a velvety green leaf held flat to the tree branch and with the slender to stout, ramicauls forming a rosette of thick, prostrate, elliptical to oblong, subacute to obtuse leaves that are slightly ciliate along the edge and blooms a short 1/8" [2 to 3 mm], held close to the leaf base, single flowered inflorescence with a loose, basal leaf sheath and a densly pubescent, thin, tubular floral bract occuring in winter and late summer.

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus powellii Ames 1923; Pleurothallis deceptrix Dressler 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Dresslerella And Scaphosepalum Vol 5 1988 drawing fide