Elleanthus sodiroi Schltr. 1916 Photo by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

partial shadeHot Winter

Common Name Sodiro's Elleanthus [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in primary forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect canes carrying towards the apex, rather close set, leathery, plicate, erect to suberect, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, capitate, sessile, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acute to acuminate, hyaline margined floral bracts that decrease in size towards the apex

Synonyms Evelyna sodiroi (Schltr.) Dudek & Szlach. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 37 Schlechter Ecuador 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as E sp #4037 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata= E sodiroi; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo/drawing good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo good; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing good