~Elleanthus albertii Schltr.1923 - See Elleanthus hymenophorus (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862 Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name Albert's Elleanthus [Alberto Brennes Costa Rican botanist earlier 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests at elevations around 1050 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial and is often cited as a synonym of E hymenophorus. E albertii has obvious, green, acute floral bracts that are longer than the flowers while E hymenophorus does not.

Don't know if it is enough to separate to species level but both Schlechter and Pupulin think so. I have left them combined awaiting more information,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 162. Schlechter 1923; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 669 Dodson 1982 drawing hmm; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo fide;