Elleanthus embreei (Dodson) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name Embree's Elleanthus [American Orchid Enthusiast and original collector of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, branching from near the base, flattened stems enveloped by imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying chartaceous, oblong-elliptic, obliquely bilobed apically, with a tiny mucro, 3 veined, midvein prominent, articulate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms on a terminal or from upper nodes of the stem on special flowering branches that have reduced leaves becoming floral bracts, distichously arranged, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively 9 to 11 flowered inflorescence carrying dirty white to cream colored flowers.

Synonyms *Epilyna embreei Dodson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(2): 144-146 Dodson 1994 as Epilyna embreei Drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 Photo fide