Eloyella bifida D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

Plant and Flower Photos by Gary Yong Gee and Gary Yong Gee's Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Split in Two Parts Eloyella [refers to the bifid recurved ligule at the base of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Amazonas Peru in lower cloud forests at elevations of 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a fan of 10 to 12, distichous, imbricating slightly at the base, falcate, laterally compressed, and articulate to the sheath below leaves that blooms in the late winter through late summer on an axillary, to 5 cm] long, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate-acuminate, concave bracts and similar, subequal to the ovaries floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 234 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing good;