Pleurothallis hirsutissima is an orchid species identified by C.Schweinf. in 1951. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dresslerella hirsutissima.
ORIGIN: Found in Peru and Ecuador as a miniature, cool to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found in Peru and Ecuador as a miniature, cool to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters with horizontal to suberect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 fugacious, pilose, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, fleshy, verruculose, elliptical, obtuse, light green, speckled with purple underneath, gradually narrowing below into the broadly cuneate, short petiolate base leaf that is covered on both sides by white trichomes that blooms at any time of the year on a short to 1/2 [12 to 14 mm] long, slender, pubescent, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf base.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 inch [1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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