Elleanthus maculatus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863

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

Common Name The Spotted Elleanthus

Flower Size

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 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 ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 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 ok; 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 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide