Nemaconia dressleriana (Soto Arenas) Van den Berg, Salazar & Soto Arenass 2007

Photo by © Patricia Harding


Photo by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold LATER winter EARLYspring

Common Name Dressler's Nemaconia [American Botanist in central America current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found from Mexico and Guatemala at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with erect, branching, reed-like, terete stems carrying leafy above, erect to slightly arcuate, distichous, narrowly linear-lanceolate, obtuse-rounded leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal or at the nodes of defoliated stems, short, subsessile, successively single to few flowered inflorescence with elliptic subquadrate floral bracts.

There are 2 Nemaconia with hairy sepals, N dresleriana and N pellita, N pellita differs in the larger plant [to 6 meters], often pendent, more reddish flowers, narrower petals, the segments longitudinally lined and blotched with purple.

Synonyms *Ponera dressleriana Soto Arenas 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12(1): 118 Soto Arenas 1990 as Ponera dressleriana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Ponera dressleriana; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 643 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Ponera dressleriana drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 as Ponera dressleriana drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo fide;