Echinosepala balaeniceps (Luer & Dressler) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

Another Angle

TYPE Drawing

photos/drawing by by Carl Luer

Full shade Warm LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Whale-Headed Echinosepala [refers to the flower shape]

Flower Size .2" [1cm]

Found in Veraguas Panama in montane cloud forests elevations around 850 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, ascending ramicauls with 3 loose, imbricating, tubular, often fragmented sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a pubescent, single flowered inflorescence arising on any of the lower nodes of the ramicaul or rhizome and carrying a single, non-resupinate flower

Synonyms Brenesia balaeniceps (Luer & Dressler) Luer 2004; Echinella balaeniceps (Luer & Dressler) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Myoxanthus balaeniceps (Luer & Dressler) Luer 1992; *Pleurothallis balaeniceps Luer & Dressler 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 16 #3 1986 as Pleurothallis balaeniceps drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Luer 1992 as Myoxanthus balaeniceps drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Brenesia balaeniceps;