Elleanthus sodiroi Schltr. 1916 Photo by the Niessen's 2009, and their Orchidias del Valle Colombian Orchid website

partial shadeHot Winter

Common Name Sodiro's Elleanthus [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in primary forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect canes carrying towards the apex, rather close set, leathery, plicate, erect to suberect, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, capitate, sessile, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acute to acuminate, hyaline margined floral bracts that decrease in size towards the apex

CAUTION I am not convinced of this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as E sp #4037 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata= E sodiroi; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo drawing/photo ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok