Elleanthus furfuraceus [Lindley]Rchb.f 1862 Photo by Alejo Calderon and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescencce Photo by Verlog Eugen Ulmer

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Common Name The Bran-Like Elleanthus

Flower Size 1/4" [.5 cm]

A slender, small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial similar to Sobralia in plant form, from Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cold, wind swept, elfin forest at elevations of 600 to 3000 meters with erect stems enveloped by several close, tubular, scarious sheaths with several lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, basally clasping leaves carried toward the apex that blooms in the late spring and summer in cultivation on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, terminal, laxly 4 to 16 flowered inflorescence subtended with lanceolate, acuminate bracts and all the flowers in a conical bunch at the apex of the cane.

Synonyms Elleanthus furfurascens (Lindl.) Rchb. f. ex Schltr.; Elleanthus oeconomicus (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Garay & Dunst. 1979; *Evelyna furfuracea Lindl 1846; Evelyna oeconomica Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Evelyna furfuracea; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as E oeconomica; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo as E oeconomicus; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as E gracilis drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E oeconomicus drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivateed Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995;Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 439 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E oeconomicus drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E oeconomicus photo ?;

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