Elleanthus kermesinus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Rebecca Repasky and The Atrium Website

Part shade

Common Name The Carmine Red Elleanthus

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Peru as a medium sized orchid with a much branched stem carrying leafy branches carrying linear-lanceolate to linear-elliptic, acuminate to mucronate, scabrous margined leaves that blooms on an abbreviated fractiflex inflroescence carrying bright carmine flowers.

Synonyms *Evelyna kermesina Lindl. 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo good;