Pleurothallis dressleri Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Dresslera Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup

Photo by Tuang Luong and His Terra Gallery Website

Full shade Warm Winter Spring Summer

Common Name Dressler's Pleurothallis [American Botanist in Central America 2019]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama as an epiphyte on mossy limbs at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a single, globose to ovate, green with white reticulation, apiculate, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, [6mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract at the base and a tubular, acuminate floral bract carrying a giant flower.

Synonyms Areldia dressleri (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis dressleri; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Areldia dressleri; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Areldia dresslerii drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklnia dressleri photo fide