Eltroplectris janeirensis (Porto & Brade) Pabst 1974

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

Common Name The Rio de Janiero Eltroplectris

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Espirito Santo and Minas Gerias states of Brazil in secondary forsts at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, puberulent-villous stem carrying 1 to 2 basal ovate-subrounded, shortly acute, mucronate, 7 nerved, atteenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an elongate, 30 to 32" [75 to 80 cm] long overall, rachis 14 to 16" [35 to 40 cm] long, laxly, 25 to 30 flowered inflorescence with distant, membraneous, acute, long amplexicaul bracts and falciform, erect, lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms *Centrogenium janeirense Porto & Brade 1938 publ. 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Centrogenium janeirense ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as Centrogenium janeirense drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing/photo fide