Elleanthus ruizii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1850

Drawing by Dodson

Drawing

TYPE Drawing of E igneus by © Rudolf Schlechter

Part shade Hot Cool Winter

Common Name Ruiz's Elleanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo and Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 250 to 1200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial on steep embankments or epiphyte with cane-like, terete, rigid stems enveloped by striate, distichous leaf sheaths carrying narrowly ovate, strongly veined on both sides, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate leaves taht blooms in the winter on a terminal, elongate, spicate, many flowered inflorescence with green floral bracts carrying brick red flowers

Distinguished by the unbranched stems, the cylindrical, elongate inflorescencewith ovate-lanceolate, concave, acute to subacuminate floral bracts and carrying brick red flowers.

Synonyms Elleanthus igneus Schltr. 1921; Elleanthus spruceanus Cogn. 1901; *Evelyna ruizii Rchb.f. 1850

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 47 Peru Schlechter 1921 as E igneus; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 45 Peru Schlechter 1921; Figuren-Atlas zu den Orchideenfloren der südamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten [Beiheft 57, Repert. Spec. nov. Regn. veg., 1929], t. 13, fig. 46 Schlechter 1929 as E igneus Drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as E igneus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as E spruceanus; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as E ruizii; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as E igneus; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Orchidaceae Garay 1978; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 062 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 453 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010

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