Elleanthus teotepecensis Soto Arenas 1986

TYPE Photo by © Soto Arenas and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cool Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Teotepec Elleanthus [the location of the type species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Gerrero state of Mexico in cloud forests and oak pine forests at elevations of 1150 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, simple, somewhat arcuate at times, cylindrical stems enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying alternate, plicate, disitchous, towards the apex, lanceolate-elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, 7 to 9 nerved, the middle one more prominent slighly arcuate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, conical, variable in lax to densely arranged, many flowered inflorescence with striate, cymbiform to concave,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquídea 10(1): 169. Soto Arenas 1986 Drawing/photo fide