Eloyella panamensis (Dressler) Dodson 1989 Photos by © Robert Dressler and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Panamanian Eloyella

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Ecuador in wet lower montane forests at elevations around 450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem, enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying a few, flattened, in a fan, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary, 12 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

The diagnostic trait to this species is in the photo above, the serrate margined lip.

Synonyms *Phymatidium panamense Dressler 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología 6(3): 142-143. 1971 Dressler as Phymatidium panamense photo fide; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 455 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2009 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador #87 225[3] Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide;