Elleanthus deuterohirtzii J.M.H.Shaw 2014 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

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Common Name Hirtz's Second Elleanthus [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, cane-like, much branching stem enveloped by distichous, imbrication sheaths and carrying oblong-ovate, obliquely bidentate, mucronate, grading smaller above into bracts, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms at most anyt time of the year on an apical, to .08" [2mm] long, successively 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epilyna hirtzii Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 493 Dodson 1989 as Epilyna hirtzii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodoson as Epilyna hirtzii photo/drawing fide

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