Elleanthus jimenezii (Schltr.) C. Schweinf. 1937 Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Jimenez's Encyclia [Costa Rican Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rainforests at elevations of 2500 meters as a small sized cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and each carrying, ovate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal or axillary, few flowered racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms *Epilyna jimenezii Schltr.1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 11. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epilyna jimenezii drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1311 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Epilyna jimenezii drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;