Elleanthus smithii Schltr.1920

Photo by Andreas Phillip

TYPE Drawing

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TYPE Drawing by Rudolf Schlechter

Common Name Smith's Elleanthus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 3000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a simple, terete, vaginate below leafy above stem carrying variable, erect-patent, lanceolate, plicate, 7 nerved, acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, suberect to arcuate nodding, spicate, subsessile, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered, cylindrical inflorescence with suberect to spreading oblong, obtuse floral bracts that are as long as to longer than the flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 46 1920 Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 19(2).125 - 193 Ossenbach & Jenny 2019 drawing fide