Elleanthus laxifoliatus Schltr. 1921

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

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Lax Leaved Elleanthus

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, slender, laxly few leaved apically stems carrying lanceolate, acuminate, tridenticulate apically leaves that blooms on a shortly pedunculate, cylindric, to 3.4" [8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, imbricate,lower ons surpassing the flower floral bracts.


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