Lepanthes dressleri Hespenh. 1973 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name Dressler's Lepanthes [American Botanist and CoCollector of species]

Flower Size

Found in Cuba at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by up to 10, cornucopiate, acuminate lepanthiform sheaths with striate, muricate ostia and carrying a single, apical, spreading, thinly coriaceous, elliptic to broadly ovate, acute to short acuminate, long-acuminate, tridenticulate, narrows below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on a capillary, distichously, to .6" [1.5mm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaf with dilate, acute, glabrous to sparsely muricate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 25(3): 268. Hespenh. 1973 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;