Elleanthus furfuraceus [Lindley]Rchb.f 1862 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 crried 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; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 photo as E oeconomicus; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as E gracilis drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E oeconomicus drawing hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 439 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E oeconomicus drawing hmm; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E oeconomicus photo ?;

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