Elleanthus purpureus (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862

Photo by Gilberto Escobar

Another Color Form

Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Partial sun Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Elleanthus

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as a cool growing terrestrial

Synonyms *Evelyna purpurea Rchb.f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo ok; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing/photo fide;