Elleanthus auriculatus Garay 1978

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Dodson/TYPE Drawing by Garay

Common Name The Auriculate Elleanthus

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, very slender, unbranched, leafy stems carrying thin, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, equally 3 dentate leaves taht blooms in the fall on a terminal, rather short, to .8" [2 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with purple, ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, commonly imbricate, quaquaversal floral bracts and carrying rose colored small 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