Elleanthus graminifolius (Barb.Rodr.) Løjtnant 1977

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Full ShadeHot Cool Summer

Common Name The Grass-Like Leafed Elleanthus

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in rain or cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing, usually erect but occasionally ascending epiphyte with a slender, leafy in the apical half stem enveloped completely by adpressed leaf sheaths and carrying linear, rather thin, 3 denticulate apically, mucronate dorsally, mucro surpases the tip of the leaf blade leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, caespitose, much shorter than the terminal leaf, .4" [1 cm] long, fractiflex, several flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by a leaf bearing sheath and with distichous, imbricating, ovate-lanceolate, cymbiform, acute to subacuminate floral bracts that are longer than the flowers.

Synonyms Adeneleuterophora graminifolia Barb.Rodr. 1881; Elleanthus pusillus Schlt. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as E linifolius not drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as E linifolius drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as E pusillus; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 674 Hamer 1982 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (1) ABRIL 1986 drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum I plate 14 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing good; Icones Orchidsacearum Peruviarum Plate 032 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of Bolivia Vol II Laelinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 as Adeneleuterophora graminifolia drawing good/ photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret & etal 2012 as Adeneleuterophora graminifolia drawing good; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 as Adeneleuterophora graminifolia drawing good;