Elleanthus caroli Schltr. 1921

TYPE drawing by Schlechter


Common Name Carol's Elleanthus

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 450 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, approximate stems carrying 4 to 6, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, subsessile, more or less conical, densely many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence with coriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant, orange flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide;