Elleanthus weberbauerianus Kraenzl. 1916 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Partial shadeCoolCold

Common Name Weberbauer's Elleanthus [German Botanist in Peru 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1600 to 2900 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with terete, vaginate below, rather densely leafy above stems enveloped completely by striae, adpressed sheths and carrying many, subcoriacous, suberect, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate elliptic, acute to subacuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-cymbiform, acute to obtuse, decreasing in size upwards floral bracts and carrying purple to pink, sparsely pubescent externally flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador #9 225[1] Orchidaceae Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide