Elleanthus rhodolepis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1863

TYPE Drawing by © Rudolf Schlechter

Part shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name The Red Scaled Elleanthus

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, vaginate below several leaves above stem carrying, rigid, linear to linear-lanceolate, suberect , mucronate, slightly constricted 1/3 from apex leaves that blooms in the late spring on a subsessile, terminal, cylindric, suberect to acuate recurved, densely many flowered inflorescence with more or less spreading, lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying purplish, furfuraceous externally flowers that are hidden within the bracts

Synonyms Elleanthus stenophyllus Schltr. 1921; *Evelyna rhodolepis Rchb.f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 37 Schlechter Ecuador 1921 as E stenophyllus; Figuren-Atlas zu den Orchideenfloren der südamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten [Beiheft 57, Repert. Spec. nov. Regn. veg., 1929], t. 13, fig. 46 Schlechter 1929 as E stenophyllus Drawing fide; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as E stenophyllus; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Orchidaceae Garay 1978 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide