Elleanthus crinipes Rchb.f. 1881 Photo by C. E. P. Nunes, F. W. Amorim, J. L. S. Mayer & M. Sazima Pollination ecology of two species of Elleanthus (Orchidaceae): Novel mechanisms and underlying adaptations to hummingbird pollination. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272157872_Pollination_ecology_of_two_species_of_Elleanthus_Orchidaceae_Novel_mechanisms_and_underlying_adaptations_to_hummingbird_pollination [accessed Apr 12, 2017].


Drawing by Cogniaux

Common Name The Hirsute Column Foot Elleanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in French Guiana and Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations above 1000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect to inclined, leafless below leafy above, rose red stems carrying coriaceous to rigid, lanceolate, long acuminate, 7 to 9 nerved, dark above, lighter beneath, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, spicate, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, 25 to 30 flowered inflorescence with imbricate, lanceolate, long acuminate, very concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Evelyna crinipes Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Rio de Janiero Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 20133 drawing fide