Elleanthus ventricosus Schltr. 1917 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Partial shadeCoolCold

Common Name The Thick Bellied Elleanthus

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1800 to 4100 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing, branching terrestrial with erect, branching, branches leafy and commonly short, glabrous stems enveloped by striate, adpressed sheaths and carrying trather stiff to rigid, striate-rugose, lanceolate-elliptic, abruptly pinched in to contracted near the apex, acuminate, cuspidate, basally tapering leaves that blooms on a terminal, capitate in youth, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, rachis fleuous, loosely to densely many flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate-cymbiform, aristate, often much longer than the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 234 Garay 1978 Drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide