Elleanthus asplundii Garay 1978

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Dodson/TYPE Drawing by Garay

Common Name Asplund's Elleanthus [Swedish botanist in Ecuador 1900's - Original Collector of species]

Flower Size .4" 1 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations over 2000 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, rather robust, unbranched stem enveloped by remnants of leaf sheaths below and few leaves above stems carrying lanceolate, long-acuminate, plicate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, cylindrical, spirally arranged, subdensely several flowered inflorescence with very prominent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards, much longrer than the flowers floral bracts carrying rather large, white with a yellow center of the lip flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010