Salpistele pensilis (Schltr.) Luer 1986 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 Vol VIII 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