Dresslerella sijmiana Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Pilositas Luer 1988

TYPE Drawing

Photo/ TYPE drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeCoolCold

Common Name Sijmi's Dresslerella [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Ecuador without locality at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growingcaespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, spotted, sparsely pubescent, tubular, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly fleshy, green, spotted with purple beneath, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse, densely ciliate, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on a suberect, pubescent, .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long inflorescence with a succession of single flowers in a fascile and arising through a sheath at the base of the leaf with a tubular, shortly pubescent, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Closely related to Dresslerella hirsutissima is characterized by the suborbicular, denselyt ciliate leaves and a fascile of short-pedunculate flowers. The dorsal sepal witha narrowly acuminate apex is shorter than the synsepal. The petals are oblique with acuminate tips. The lip is pandurate witha broadly expanded, erose, apical lobe, separated from obtuse lateral lobes by a very narrow isthmus." Luer 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A first Centrury of new species of Stelis Ecuador Luer 2002 Drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo ok;