Elleanthus carinatus Dressler & Bogarín 2010 SECTION Cephalelyna

TYPE Drawing

Photo/type drawing by © Dressler and Bogarin and the The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Carinate Elleanthus

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet premontane forests at elevations around 1150 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 7 prominently veined leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, capitate, lower bracts green, upper pale brownish pink, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with oblong, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9(3): 475-477 Dressler & Bogarín 2010 photo/drawing fide