Echinosepala tomentosa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade

Common Name The Hairy Echinosepala

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica without locational data as a miniature sized epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 3, close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base leaf that blooms on a fascile of successive single, few flowered inflroescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and with pubescent flora lbracts.

very similar to E aspacensis, E sempergemmata and E uncinata but differs in the much smaller plant and smaller purple-black flowers.

Synonyms Brenesia tomentosa (Luer) Luer 2004; Echinella tomentosa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Myoxanthus tomentosus (Luer) Pupulin & M.A.Blanco 2001; *Pleurothallis tomentosa Luer 1999; Pleurothallis tomentosa Luer 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide as Pleurothallis tomentosa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia tomentosa

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