Epidendrum elleanthoides Schltr.1920 GROUP Ellanthoides Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Plant and flower Photo by Diego Calderon and his Flickr Colombia Birding website

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

Common Name The Elleanthus-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in subparamo on tree and bushes in high cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 3200 meters as a to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with terete, branching stems with distributed all along the stem, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, obliquely acute, margins crenate erose, dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, paniculate, arching-nutant, zigzag, 2" [5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and 3 to 6 per branch, distichous, successive, with 1 to 2 open at any one time flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg Beih 7: 132 Schlechter. 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 246 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 178 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 830 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing ok