Elleanthus condorensis Dodson 1994 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Part sun Warm to Cool Fall

Common Name The Condor Elleanthus [A mountanous Area of Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, unbranched, leafless in the lower half stems carrying 5 to 7, variable in size and shape, coriaceous, narrowly ovate-elliptic, subacuminate, minutely 3 lobed apically, mucronate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, fractiflex, furfuraceous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, loosely 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with distichous, horizontally spreading, glumaceous,long acuminate, glabrous, basal bracts longer than the flowers, apically shorter bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo okish; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing hmm