Elleanthus magnicallosus Garay 1953

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Karsten Thomsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Large Callus Elleanthus

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2300 to 3200 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, stiff, mostly unbranched, occasionally with short side branches, leafless below, loosely several leaved above stems carrying plicate, more or less rigid, lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, arcuate to pendent, pedunculate, cylindric, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, decreasing in size towards the apex floral bracts and carrying variable colored flowers that range from yellow to purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Orchidaceae Garay 1978 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing good/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing ok;