Elleanthus hookerianus (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1978

Drawing by by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Summer Fall

Common Name Hooker's Elleanthus [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brazil and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, erect, caespitose, arched stems enveloped by remainders of leaf sheaths and carrying coriaceous, plicate ovate-elliptic, acute to acumnate, narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, arching, capitate, covered with mucilage, many flowered inflorescence with imbricate, rigid, triangular floral bracts and carrying basally white flowers with magenta towards the apices of the segments.

Synonyms Elleanthus brasiliensis var. hookerianus (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1901; *Evelyna hookeriana Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropiocarum Plate 319 Dodson1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing fide;