Elleanthus maculatus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

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Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

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Common Name The Spotted Elleanthus [refers to the spotted bracts]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1400 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial and occasional epiphtye with an erect, cane-like stem carrying plicate, rigid, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, long-acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the sessile clasping base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, furfuraceous, to 4" [10 cm] long, rather densely many flowered inflorescence arising through a foliaceous sheath with linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are longer than the flower.

Synonyms Elleanthus harlingii Garay 1953; Elleanthus lupulinus (Lindl.) Rchb.f 1863; Evelyna lupulina Lindl. 1846; *Evelyna maculata Lindl. 1845;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 37 Schlechter Ecuador 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 34 Schlechter Bolivia 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as E lupulinus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as E lupulinus; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as E lupulinus drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as E lupulinus drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 photo as E lupulinus; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as E lupulinus drawing good; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E lupilinus drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icomes Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 233 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as E lupulinus drawing fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as E lupulinus photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E lupulinus drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E lupulinus photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Vasquez & Ibisch 2004; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as E longibracteatusphoto fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowska & Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide; Orquideas Del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia COS 2014 as E lupulinus drawing ok;

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