Elleanthus ecuadorensis Garay 1978 Photo by The The Orchid Society of Great Britan Website

Partial shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Ecuadorian Elleanthus

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane cloud forests on steep embankments at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with caespitose, slender more or less arcuate, leafy above stems carrying papery, suplicate, 7 nerved, attenuate-acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaves leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, subglobose, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with purple violet, cymbiform, acute to abruptly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 369 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo good; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing hmm