Elleanthus poiformis Schltr. 1923

Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Grass-Like Elleanthus

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in montane wet forests at elevations of 600 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature to minature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by leaf bases carrying 4 to 5, erect-patent, narrowly-linear, grass-like, obtuse leaves that can bloom at most any time of the year on a terminal, erect, disitchous, rachis flexuous and minutely furfuraceous, usually to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, laxly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with rigidly ovoid, obtuse, exceeding the length of the flower floral bracts and carrying the smallest flowers of the genus

SynonymsAdeneleuterophora poiformis (Schltr.) Dudek & Szlach. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 164. 1923; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 676 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Corell 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Adeneleuterophora poiformis