Psilochilus dressleri Kolan. 2014 Drawing by Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

Common Name Dressler's Psilochilus [American Botanist in Panama current]

Flower Size

Found in Panama at elevations around 1050 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 6, sessile to sub-sessile, ovate, sub-acute, petiolate base leaves taht blooms in the summer on an erect, rachis to 1" [2.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flower with pale green tepals with a cream colored lip with a purple mark.

This species is similar to P macrophyllus but it has obliquely oblong-ovate, lateral lobes on the lip that extend to about half of the middle lobe length and the middle lobe of the lip is not distinctly smaller than the lateral lobes. P dressleri has prominent, large lateral lobes that extends 2/3's of the length of the middle lobe of the lip, and that the middle lobe of the lip is not distinctly smaller than the lateral lobes.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Drawing fide

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