Dresslerella sijmiana Luer 2002

SUBGENUS Pilositas Luer 1988 Photo by Eric Hunt and Orchid Photos Website

Full shadeCold

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

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing 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 floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010;

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