Echinosepala lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website


Drawing of Myoxanthus lappiformis by Carl Luer

Part shadeCool to Hot SpringSummer

Common Name The Bur Shaped Echinosepala

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 loose, imbricating., tubular sheayths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a single, arising from any of the lower nodes on the ramicaul and rhizome, .15" [3 mm] long, pubescent inflorescence with inflated, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pubescent flowers.

"The dark purple , hairy flower faces downward with the tip of the narrow middle sepal adherent with the apex of the synsepal, thus dividing the entrance to the interior into 2 apertures. The sepals are rugose-verrucose within." Luer 1992

Synonyms Brenesia lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Luer 2004; Echinella lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Myoxanthus lappiformis (A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams) Luer 1986; *Pleurothallis lappiformis A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Fieldiana, Bot. 31: 42 A.H.Heller & L.O.Williams 1964 as Pleurothallis lappiformis;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 240 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis lappiformis drawing fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1113 Hamer 1984 as Pleurothallis lappiformis drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol I Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Myoxanthis lappiformis; ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus lappiformis drawing fide;

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

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Pleurothallis lappiformis photo fide;

Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001 as Myoxanthis lappiformis photo fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:253 Pridgeon & Chase 2001 as Echinella lappiformis;

Lindleyana 17: 101 Pridgeon & Chase 2002 as Echinosepala lappiformis;

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

Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing/photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 17(2): Pupulin 2017 photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia stalactites photo fide