Echinosepala longipedunculata Pupulin & Karremans 2017

Photo by Franco Pupulin

Common Name The Long Peduncle Echinosepala

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Caribbean watershed in wet lower montane to transition to premontane wet forests at elevations around 1300 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout erect, slightly complanate ramicauls enveloped completely by 3, papyraceous, tubular, ancipitous, obliquely truncate, whitish, inflated, apically sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, linear-elliptic, midvein strongly protrudung abaxially, subacute, minutely emarginate apically leaf that is cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base and blooms in the spring and fall on a terete, suberect to gently arching, sparsely and minutely pubescent, peduncle 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, subtended by a papyraceous, whitish, ancipitous, obliquely truncate-subobtuse bract, fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence with papyraceous, loose, conduplicate, obliquely truncate-subobtuse, as long as the pedicel and ovary floral bract and carrying temporal flowers that open in the day and close at night.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * TWO NEW SPECIES OF ECHINOSEPALA (ORCHIDACEAE: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE)Pupulin, Karremans and Ocontirillo 2017 photo/drawing fide Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide