Elleanthus discolor (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Rchb.f. 1862

Inflorescence Photos by The Orquideologia Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Jorge Carlos

Inflorescence? Bracts too long

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Different Colored Elleanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 500 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with stout, thick, leafy above stems carrying thin, plicate, purplish underneath, elliptic, shortly acuminate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, spicate, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, striate, decreasing in size upwards floral bracts.

Synonyms *Evelyna discolor Rchb.f. & Warsz.1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Evelyna discolor; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 059 Dodson 1980 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 673 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 448 Dodson 1989 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 2 COS 1991 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide;