Elleanthus aristatus Garay 1978 Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot CoolLATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Awned Elleanthus [refers to the floral bracts]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in tropical wet forests at elevations of 70 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with slender, stems remotely 3 sheathed and bifoliate towards the apex carrying thin, lanceolate, long-acuminate, more or less cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early summer on a terminal, much shorter than the terminal leaf, slender, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with linear-aristate floral bracts that are much longer than the flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 057 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing good