Salpistele pensilis (Schltr.) Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Andinia

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Side View of Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeWarm Cool FallSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Hanging Salpistele

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in montane forests as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a filiformis, flexuous, glabrous ramicaul carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, abtuse, narrowly subpetilate base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a single, ascending, laxly 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with cucullate-ovate, shortly acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Andinia pensilis (Schltr.) Luer 2000; Lepanthes lanceipetala L.O.Williams 1940; *Lepanthes pensilis Schltr.1921; Oreophilus pensilis (Schltr.) Archila 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Lepanthes pensilis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 as Andinia pensilis drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Andinia pensilis; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia pensilis photo fide