Elleanthus tricallosus Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925 Photos by Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Three-Calli Elleanthus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rainforests to oak forests to cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 2600 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial and occasional epiphyte on mossy tree trunks with an erect, caespitose, slender stem enveloped almost completely by close, striate-nervose sheaths and carrying narrowly lanceolate, plicate, 5 to more nerved, rigid, widest below the middle, long acuminate to the unequally tridenticulate apex, cuneate narrowed below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, distichous, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, densely few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate to shortly acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Schedul. Orch. 8: 51. 1925; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #2 2006 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide >--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------