Elleanthus tillandsioides Barringer 1985

TYPE Drawing by Barringer and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cool Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Tillandsia Like Elleanthus [refers to the plant form]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in rain forests at elevations around 30 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with caespitose, basally branching stems carrying distichous, linear, glabrous, conduplicate, minutely tri-apiculate apically leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, distichous, .28 to .48" [7 to 12 mm] long, 5 to 10 flowered infloerscence that is shorter than the terminal leaf and has spreading, imbricate, narrowly lanceolate, glabrous, long acuminate, often hyaline margin floral bracts.

Synonyms Adeneleuterophora tillandsioides (Barringer) Dudek & Szlach. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Brittonia 37(3): 288-290 Barringer 1985 Drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;