Lepanthes echo Luer & Hirtz 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae Photo by Lisa Thoerle

Lip Detail Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning [Mythical Nymph in Greece]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador in forests around elevations of 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 7 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute leaf with the base cuneate into the petiole that blooms in the summer on a sub-congested, distichous, racemose, .4" [10 mm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence that holds the flower beyond the leaf.

This species is similar in general appearance to L dalessandroi but differs in the shorter, more or less congested inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

Checked type drawing at W3Tropicos

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