Elleanthus braziliensis [Lindl.] Rchb. f. 1862

Another Flower Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant and Flowers in situ Brazil Photo by Carlos Eduardo Pereira Nunes

Part sun Warm Fall

Common Name The Brazilian Ellanthus

Found in Brazil and Bolivia? at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with erect stems carrying alternate, dark green, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 25 flowered inflorescence carry flowers in a sticky gel.

Synonyms Elleanthus brasiliensis var. hookerianus Cogn. 1901; *Evelyna brasiliensis Lindl. 1843;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as E brasilensis var hookeriana drawing good; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004

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