Elleanthus norae Garay & Dunst. 1976

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville and Orchids Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide ed. 2: 1131 2000

Part shade Cool

Common Name Nora's Elleanthus [Mrs Dunsterville Orchid Enthusiast and Collector 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Venezuela in tall forests at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, uppermost 20 to 30% leafy stems, below largely enveloped by old grey, nervose leaf sheaths, above carrying plicate, not deeply grooved, shiny green ventrally, dorsally duller elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, , short, densesly many flowered inflorescence with prominent, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #7 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guyana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;