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

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name Stone's Echinosepala [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout ascending ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 loose, imbricating tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the conduplicate, sessile base and blooms in the spring and fall on a single flowered, short inflorescence that arises from any of the lower nodes on the ramicaul or rhizome and carrys a non-resupinate flower.

Synonyms Brenesia stonei (Luer) Luer 2004; Echinella stonei (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Myoxanthus stonei (Luer) Luer 1986; *Pleurothallis stonei Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis stonei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus stonei drawing ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Echinella stonei; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Pleurothallis stonei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia stonei; LANKESTERIANA 17(2): Pupulin 2017 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide