Nemaconia dressleriana (Soto Arenas) Van den Berg, Salazar & Soto Arenass 2007 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 Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Ponera dressleriana; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 643 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide;