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

Photo by Ricardo Marin Thiele

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of Myoxanthus pan by Carl Luer

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, shortly repent 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, arising from the lower nodes on the ramicaul or rhizome, .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with densely pubescent, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Distinguished from the other 3 single flowred speciesin the genus by the pubescewnt floral bracts and sheaths of the ramicaul. Like a gaping mouth of an animal, the short-peduncul;cate, fleshy, pubescent flower emerges laterrally form the lower half of the ramicaul or from the rhizome. The narrow horse-shoe shaped callus above the base of the lip is similar to that seen in E aspasicensis .

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 ;

Selbyana 3: 360 Luer 1977 as Pleurothallis pan drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus pan drawing/photo fide;

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

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:253 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase2001 as Echinella pan;

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

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

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

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

LANKESTERIANA 17(2): Pupulin 2017 photo fide; '