Elleanthus stolonifer Barringer 1985

Flower Closeup Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Keikei Bearing Elleanthus

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in very wet montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a thin stem carrying ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a few flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acuminate floral bracts.

Separated from others by the relatively short, acute leaves and short inflorescence with distant bracts and plants that form keikis.

Synonyms Adeneleuterophora stolonifera (Barringer) Dudek & Szlach. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica anad Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;