Elleanthus condorensis Dodson 1994 Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

TYPE DrawingTYPE Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Another Flower Color?? Photo by © Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Part sun Cool Fall

Common Name The Condor Elleanthus [A mountanous Area of Ecuador]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, unbranched, leafless in the lower half stems carrying 5 to 7, variable in size and shape, coriaceous, narrowly ovate-elliptic, subacuminate, minutely 3 lobed apically, mucronate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, fractiflex, furfuraceous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, loosely 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with distichous, horizontally spreading, glumaceous, long acuminate, glabrous, basal bracts longer than the flowers, apically shorter bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 19 #2 pg 134-136 Dodson 1994 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide to the first photo; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide to the first photo