Elleanthus koehleri Schltr. 1912

Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeCold LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Koehler's Elleanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru in wet mntane forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, leafless in lower 1/3, leafy above stems carrying several, narrowly lanceolate, acute, thin leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlt winter on a terminal, congested, subcapitate, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the flowers floral bractsand carrying tubular flowers with white tinged pale green sepals, the petals arepale cream yellow with glistening orange margins and the lip basally is transluscent pale yellow with 2 white waxy calli and from the middle outward are glistening orange.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 231 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 19(2).125 - 193 Ossenbach & Jenny 2019 collection sheet fide