Elleanthus ampliflorus Schltr. 1924

Plant and Flower in situ Antioquia Colombia

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Another Flower

Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial sunCool Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Large Flowered Elleanthus

Flower Size to 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of [600] 1100 to 2600 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on clay roadbanks with a simple, terete stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-patent, coriaceous, slightly furfuraceous beneath, glabrous above, elliptic-lanceolate, obtusely acuminate, plicate, 5 nerved, tridentate, cuneate below leaves that blooms on a terminal, subpatent to arcuate-decurved, shortly pedunculate, 3.2" [8 cm] long, disitchous, fractiflex, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with oval, obtuse to apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:13 Schlechter 1924; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing hmm; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing good/photos fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing good; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide