Dresslerella stellaris Luer & R.Escobar 1978 SUBGENUS Dresslerella Luer 1976 Photo by Eric Hunt and Orchid Photos Website

Full shadeCold LATE FallEARLY Winter

Common Name The Stellate Dresslerella [refers to the stellate trichomes covering the sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with suberect to horizontal, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, loose, fugacious, brown spotted, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less horizontal, thickly coriaceous, rigid, dark green, narrowly ovate, acute, longitudinally veined, minutely ciliate margined, cuneate and subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a stout, .04" [1 mm] long inflorescence with a succession of single flowers arising through a sheath at the base of the leaf with a cucullate, brown spotted, minutely ciliate floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol V Luer 1988 drawing fide;

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