Elleanthus linifolius C.Presl 1827 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name The Flax-Like Leaved Elleanthus

Flower Size 1/8" [4 mm]

Found in Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and northern Brazil at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing, densely caespitose terrestrial with a simple, erect, slender, basally naked, apically leafy stem enveloped completely by adpressed leaf sheaths and carrying obliquely erect, membraneous, plicate, linear, uneveny 3 toothed, mucronate apically leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on an elongate, .4 to 2.2" [1 to 5.5 cm] long, racemose, fractiflex, rachis slightly sinuous, many flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the terminal leaf and with strongly keeled, approximate not overlapping, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are usually longer than the flowers

Synonyms Adeneleuterophora linifolia (C.Presl) Dudek & Szlach. 2010; Evelyna graminifolia Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Isochilus linifolius (C.Presl) Lindl. 1831

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Evelyna graminifolia; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 273. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1952 as Masdevallia linearifolia; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 not = E graminifolius; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as E linifolius not = E graminifolius; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawingok; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 425 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Corell 1985; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Catalogo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 232 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing good; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Rio de Janiero Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Adeneleuterophora linifolia drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 as Adeneleuterophora linifolia drawing ok; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret & etal 2012 as Adeneleuterophora linifolia; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Adenelueterophora linifolia;