Lepanthes equus-frisiae Pupulin & H. Medina. 2011 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Pupulin and Epidendra Website

Common Name The Frisian Horse Lepanthes [refers to the flowers similarity to a the cheval de frise a type of military defense obstacle in the 1500's]]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cold cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 12, lepanthiform sheaths with slightly dilated, subacuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, flat, slightly conduplicate, narrowly ovate-elliptic, minutely retuse with rounded apicule, shortly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a racemose, disitichous, fliliform, terete, to .7" [1.75 cm] long, zigzag, successively flowered inflorescence holding the flowers above the leaf.

"Lepanthes equus-frisiae resembles the Ecuadorian species, Lepanthes pelorostele , L scrotifera and L rigidigitata, the Colombian species L vargasiiL eros, L isoceles, L micellilabia and L niphas and the Costa Rican L posthon and L spadariae

Synonyms Lepanthes equus-frisiae Pupulin & H.Medina, Orchideen J. 17: 116 (2010), contrary to Art.37.7 ICBN (2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 17(3): 119. 2010 et Lindleyana in Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orch. Soc. 80: 180. 2011 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana 17: 227 Moreno Vieira & Karremans 2017 drawing/photo fide;