Echinosepala uncinata ( Fawc. ) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

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Part shadeHot Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Hook Shaped Echinosepala [refers to the lateral lobes of the lip]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela and Jamaica in cloud forests as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 8, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical to narrowly ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base and blooms in the summer and fall on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising from the apex of the ramicaul and having pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Brenesia uncinata ( Fawc. ) Luer 2004; Myoxanthus uncinatus ( Fawc. ) Luer 1986; *Pleurothallis uncicnatus Fawc. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pleurothallis uncinata; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Pleurothallis uncinata not = Echinosepala arenicola; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 as Pleurothallis uncinatus not = Echinosepala arenicola; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Pleurothallis uncinatus not = Echinosepala arenicola; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1130 Dodson 1984 as Pleurothallis uncinata drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis uncinatus; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Myoxanthus Vol IX Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus uncinatus drawing fide; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995 as Pleurothallis uncinatus drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995; Native Colombian orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Pleurothallis uncinatus photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 as Myoxanthus uncinatus; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia uncinatus; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Myoxanthus uncinatus drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 as Pleurothallis uncinata photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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