Elleanthus isochiloides Løjtnant 1977 Photo by Patricia Harding

Drawing Drawing by Dodson

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Common Name The Isochilus-Like Elleanthus [refers to the plants habit]

Flower Size 1/12” [2 mm]

Found in central Ecuador in tree tops in tropical wet and montane cloud forests at elevations of 10 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, terete leafy stems with erect to ascendingly spreading, oblong-linear, obtuse, bidentate apically, shortly mucronate dorsally leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, subsesile, 1.6" [4 cm] long, fractiflex, ovate to cylindric, many flowered inflorescence with distichous, imbricating, ovate-cymbiform, acute, floral bracts floral bracts that somewhat exceed the leaves in length carrying flowers that are almost completely hidden by the bracts.

Synonyms Adeneleuterophora isochiloides (Løjtnant) Dudek & Szlach. 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 060 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 Schlechter/Brieger 1983; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing hmm; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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