!Horichia dressleri R.Jenny 1981


Photos by Dylan Hannon at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA,

Flower Closeup

Photo by Dave Alford

Common Name Dressler's Horichia [American Orchid Biologist current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Boca del Toro region of Panama and Costa Rica in wet, warm, tropical to premontane forests at the foot of the continental divide at elevations of 50 to 700 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, weakly tetragonous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, triangular, acuminate, evanescent, dry papery, brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, plicate, soft, elliptic to oblong, abruptly acute, tridenticulate apically, grayish green, oftenm with mottled brown areas, distinctly terete, conduplicate, petioalte base leaf that blooms in the fall on a lateral from the pseudobulb base, erect, stiff, peduncle, terete, 6" [15 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5 lanceolate, acuminate, papery, tightly adpressed, brown bracts, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long overall, lax, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acuminate, glumaceous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spreading, resupinate, ephemeral, unscented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 5 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #2 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 6 2008 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;