Echinosepala lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002 Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Orchid Website.

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 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, .15" [3 mm] long, pubescent inflorescence arising from any of the lower nodes on the ramicaul and rhizome and carrying non-resupinate, pubescent flowers

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 ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 240 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis lappiformisdrawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1113 Hamer 1984 as Pleurothallis lappiformis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus lappiformis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 as Pleurothallis lappiformis; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Pleurothallis lappiformis photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 as Myoxanthis lappiformis photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia lappiformis; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing/photo fide;

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