Elleanthus myrosmatis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862. Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 400 to 2800 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stout, compressed, simple stem carrying several, subcoriaceous, lanceolate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaves that blooms on a terminal, strobiliform, 3.6" [9 cm] long, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence subtended by 2 to 3, reddish purple, imbricate, triangular, navicular spathes and has reddish purple, ovate to cymbiform, acute to obtuse floral bracts that decrease in size towards the apex.

Synonyms Evelyna myrosmatis Rchb.f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 Schlechter/Brieger 1983; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide