Kreodanthus ecuadorensis Garay 1978

TYPE Drawing by Garay

Common Name The Ecuadorian Kreodanthus

Flower Size

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with fleshy, elongate, villose roots giving rise to a robust, first vaginate, then leafy stem carrying obliquely lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate with a tapering base, sessile leaves then vaginate with the sheaths subimbricating, that blooms in the spring on an erect, tall, loosely few bracted, to 12" [30 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fleshy, rather conspicuous, sparsely pilose externally flowers.

Synonyms Erythrodes llanganetensis Dodson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Erythrodes sprucei drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 149 1994 as Erythrodes llanganetensis