Eloyella thienii Dodson 1984

Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Thein's Eloyella [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by distichous, equitant, imbricating at the base, dehiscent along a suture line 1/3 th way from the base, conuplicate, sulcate along the upper end leaves that blooms in the summer on a from the base of the stem, to 1.92" [4.8 cm] long, pendent, terete, several flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 loose basal bracts and floral bracts that surround the ovary while carrying resupinate, several open simultaneously flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 917 Dodson 1984 drawing fide;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide;