Elleanthus wageneri (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Part shadeCool to Cold LATE EARLY

Common Name Wagner's Elleanthus [German Plant Collector in Venezuela 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela in rainforests at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters as a robust, giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying in the apical half, several, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate-attenuate, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Evelyna wageneri Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok