Echinosepala stonei (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2002

Photo by Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of Pleurothallis stonei by Carl Luer

Common Name Stone's Echinosepala [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout ascending ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 loose, imbricating tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base and blooms in the spring and fall on a single flowered, short inflorescence that arises from any of the lower nodes on the ramicaul or rhizome and carrys a non-resupinate flower.

"Related to Echinosepala lappiformis but is distinguished by the broad middle sepals free from the synsepal, spathulate, rugose petals and narrowly uncinate lobes of the lip." Luer 1992

Synonyms Brenesia stonei (Luer) Luer 2004; Echinella stonei (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Myoxanthus stonei (Luer) Luer 1986; *Pleurothallis stonei Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Phytologia 44: 171 Luer 1979 as Pleurthallis stonei;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol I Systematics of Pleurothallidinae Luer 1986 as Myoxanthus stonei;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus stonei Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Systematics of Brachionidium Luer 1995 as Pleurothallis stonei;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:253 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Echinella stonei;

* Lindleyana 17: 101 Pridgeon & M W Chase 2002 as Echinosepala stonei;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Pleurothallis stonei;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera, A second century of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Brenesia stonei;

LANKESTERIANA 17(2): Pupulin 2017

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide