Brachionidium dressleri Luer 1995

Flower detail

Flower and Plant in situ Photos by Kresly Pineda and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE DrawingDrawing by Dalstroem and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade ColdLATER Spring Summer

Common Name or MeaningDressler's Brachionidium [American Botanist in Costa Rica current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in eastern Costa Rica and western Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial in loose moss with a stout, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 to 4, pale, mucronate, tubular sheaths and giving rise to stout, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2, similar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, 11 to 15 veined, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a slender, erect, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, with a bract near the middle and an inflated, acute, mucronate floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide;