Echinosepala shuarii (Luer) Luer 2007

Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Full shade Warm Cool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Shuar Pleurothallis [An Indigenous People of the area]

Flower Size .4" [1 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador in shady, wet tropical montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 loose, imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, rigid, dark green, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence enclosed by a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Kraenzlinella shuarii (Luer) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis shuarii Luer 1982; Pupulinia shuarii [Luer] Karremans & Bogarin 2020;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Kraenzlinella schaurii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Echinosepala shuarii; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pupulinia shuarii photo/drawing fide