Elleanthus jimenezii (Schltr.) C. Schweinf. 1937 Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Drawing Drawing by Larsen/Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Series II


Common Name Jimenez's Encyclia [Costa Rican Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rainforests at elevations of 450 to 1600 meters as a small sized warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, sometimes branching stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and each carrying, ovate-oblong, obtuse,unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal or axillary, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, few flowered racemose inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epilyna jimenezii Schltr.1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 11. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epilyna jimenezii drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1311 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Epilyna jimenezii drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;