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

Common Name

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 400 to 2800 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold 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 ; 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; 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 fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide

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