Elleanthus ampliflorus Schltr. 1924

Another FlowerPhotos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial sunCool Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Large Flowered Elleanthus

Flower Size to 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of [600] 1100 to 2600 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on clay roadbanks with a simple, terete stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-patent, coriaceous, slightly furfuraceous beneath, glabrous above, elliptic-lanceolate, obtusely acuminate, plicate, 5 nerved, tridentate, cuneate below leaves that blooms on a terminal, subpatent to arcuate-decurved, shortly pedunculate, 3.2" [8 cm] long, disitchous, fractiflex, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with oval, obtuse to apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:13 Schlechter 1924; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing hmm; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing good/photos fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing good;