Maxillaria dressleriana Carnevali & J.T.Atwood 1996 sect. Rufescens Christenson 2013

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeHot Winter

Common Name Dressler's Maxillaria [American Botanist In Costa Rica and Panama Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama at elevations around 80 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with dull dark green, tinged with dark maroon, clustered, ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid to somewhat conic pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to rarely ovate elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, shorter than the pseudobulb, 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, terete, single flowered inflorescence with a floral bract

Synonyms Mormolyca dressleriana (Carnevali & J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007; Xanthoxerampellia dressleriana (Carnevali & J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 as Mormolyca dressleriana photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Xanthoxerampellia dressleriana; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Mormolyca dressleriana photo fide