Elleanthus caveroi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Common Name Cavero's Elleanthus [Peruvian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an erect, terete, leafy stem enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, coriaceous, stiff, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, strobile, 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely successively few, many flowered inflorescence with subtending bracts and imbricating floral bracts and carrying tubular flowers with fuchsia tepals and a white lip with yellow lines.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidsacearum Peruviarum Plate 438 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide ; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014