Salpistele dielsii (Mansf.) Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Andinia

Plant and Flowers Photos by I. Olmedo and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant in situ Photo by Masdevallia workgroup and The Dutch Pleurothallid Alliance Website

Full ShadeCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Diels' Salpistele [German Orchid Collector Ecuador 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in colud forests at elevations of 2400 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing repent epiphyte with well spaced ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a suberect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from high on the ramicaul and has an oblique acute floral bract.

Synonyms Andinia dielsii (Mansf.) Luer 2000; *Lepanthes dielsii Mansf. 1937; Lepanthes echinocarpa L.O.Williams 1940; Oreophilus dielsii (Mansf.) Archila 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 as Andinia dielsii drrawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 as Andinia dielsii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as drawing/photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide as Andinia dielsii

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