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

Color Form or Natural hybrid [L echo x L revoluta] Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya

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