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Pridgeon, A. M., & Williams, N. H. (1979). ANATOMICAL ASPECTS OF DRESSLERELLA (ORCHIDACEAE). Selbyana, 5(2), 120–134. Retrieved from


Dresslerella Luer, a recently described genus in the subtribe Pleurothallidinae, consists of eight species ranging from Nicaragua to Peru. According to Luer (1976), the genus is characterized by dark-green leaves suffused with
purple; minutely ciliate leaf margins and entire leaf apices; fleshly, saccate flowers with concave, adnate lateral sepals; and four pollinia, a feature which immediately distinguishes it from Cryptophoranthus Barb. Rodr. and PleurothaWs R. Br. which have only two pollinia. The most recent additions to Dresslerella include two new species and two transfers from Restrepiella Garay & Dunsterville treated by Luer (1978a).


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