Eloyella mendietae Dodson & L.Jost 2010

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Glenda Mendieta and her Google Plus Webpage

Common Name Mendieta's Eloyella [Glenda Mendieta Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador and original collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying distichously arranged, equitant, articulate with the sheaths, basally imbricate leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising from the base of the apical leaf, twice as long as the leaves, peduncle, terete, glabrous, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 7 to 13 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador 87 225[3] Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide;