Elleanthus discolor (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Rchb.f. 1862

Inflorescence Photos by The Orquideologia Website

Inflorescence? Bracts too long

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Different Colored Elleanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 500 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with stout, thick, leafy above stems carrying thin, plicate, purplish underneath, elliptic, shortly acuminate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, spicate, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, striate, decreasing in size upwards floral bracts.

Synonyms *Evelyna discolor Rchb.f. & Warsz.1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Evelyna discolor; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 059 Dodson 1980 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 673 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 448 Dodson 1989 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 2 COS 1991 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing hmm/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok