Elleanthus conifer (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Rchb.f. 1862 Photo by Isaias Rolando and the Club Peruano Orchid Society WebsiteCopyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Pinecone-Like Elleanthus

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte at tree bases with pendent slender, cane-like, leafless below, loosely several leaves above stems carrying coriaceous, suberect, narrowly linear-ellipitc, long acuminate, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, cone-like then elongate, ovoid to cylindrical, slightly arcuate, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with spirally arranged, successively opening pink flowers

Synonyms Elleanthus conchochilus Schltr.1921; *Evelyna conifera Rchb.f. & Warsz.1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Evelyna conifera; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 Schlechter/Brieger 1983 as E conchochilus; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 447 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok