Elleanthus amethystinoides Garay 1978

Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Common Name The Amethyst-Like Elleanthus [refers to its similarity to E amethystinus]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with stiffly erect, slender, leafless and vaginate below, loosely to 10 leaved above stems carrying narrowly elliptic, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, elongate, longer than the terminal leaf, to 1.4" [4 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with ovate-cymbiform, aristate-acuminate, decreasing in size upwards and carrying the flowers in a terminal corymb


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo hmm; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010