Elleanthus conifer (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Rchb.f. 1862 Photo by Alfred Toth and his Pbase Orchid Photo WebsiteCopyright 2011 All rights reserved.

Another Inflorescence Photo by Isaias Rolando and the Club Peruano Orchid Society WebsiteCopyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Pinecone-Like Elleanthus

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte at tree bases with pendent slender, cane-like, leafless below, loosely several leaves above stems carrying coriaceous, suberect, narrowly linear-ellipitc, long acuminate, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, cone-like then elongate, ovoid to cylindrical, slightly arcuate, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with spirally arranged, successively opening pink flowers

Synonyms Elleanthus conchochilus Schltr.1921; *Evelyna conifera Rchb.f. & Warsz.1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Evelyna conifera; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921 as E conchochilus; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as E conchochilus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as E conchochilus; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 447 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;