Echinosepala pan (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002 Photo by Ricardo Marin Thiele and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Pan Echinosepala [Greek god that is short horned and bristly haired]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, erect enveloped below by 3 to 4 imbricating, tubular, hirsute, often fragmented sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a pubescent, .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the lower nodes on the ramicaul or rhizome with densely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Brenesia pan (Luer) Luer 2004; Echinella pan (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Myoxanthus pan (Luer) Luer 1986; *Pleurothallis pan Luer 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus pan drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia pan '

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