Elleanthus dussii Cogn. 1910 Photos by Guezennec and The Images of Guadeloupe Orchids Website

Common Name Duss' Elleanthus [Swiss Botanist late 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean at elevations of 500 to 1050 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect canes carrying alternate, membranaceous, plicate, broadly lanceolate, long-acuminate, tapering below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, distally densely sheathed, terminating in a short, conical to cylindric, compact, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing good; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;