Echinosepala lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Drawing

Drawing of Myoxanthus lappiformis by Carl Luer

Part shadeCool to Hot SpringSummer

Common Name The Bur Shaped Echinosepala

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 loose, imbricating., tubular sheayths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a single, arising from any of the lower nodes on the ramicaul and rhizome, .15" [3 mm] long, pubescent inflorescence with inflated, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pubescent flowers.

"The dark purple , hairy flower faces downward with the tip of the narrow middle sepal adherent with the apex of the synsepal, thus dividing the entrance to the interior into 2 apertures. The sepals are rugose-verrucose within." Luer 1992

Synonyms Brenesia lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Luer 2004; Echinella lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Myoxanthus lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Luer 1986; *Pleurothallis lappiformis A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Fieldiana, Bot. 31: 42 A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams 1964 as Pleurothallis lappiformis;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 240 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis lappiformis drawing fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1113 Hamer 1984 as Pleurothallis lappiformis drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol I Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Myoxanthis lappiformis; ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus lappiformis drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Systematics of Brachionidium Luer 1995 as Pleurothallis lappiformis;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Pleurothallis lappiformis photo fide;

Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001 as Myoxanthis lappiformis photo fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:253 Pridgeon & Chase 2001 as Echinella lappiformis;

Lindleyana 17: 101 Pridgeon & Chase 2002 as Echinosepala lappiformis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera, A second century of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004as Brenesia lappiformis;

Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing/photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 17(2): Pupulin 2017 photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia stalactites photo fide

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