Elleanthus ligularis Dressler & Bogarín 2007

Another View Photos by © Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Spoon-Shaped Elleanthus [refers to the leaves shape]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane forests at elevations around 750 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying well spaced, narrowly linear, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, heliconically arranged inflorescence with the flowers just barely visible within the bracts.

Synonyms Adeneleuterophora ligularis (Dressler & Bogarín) Dudek & Szlach 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lankesteriana 7(3): 539. 2007