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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/8/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/8/2012)
Genus ELLEANTHUS Presl
Reference Rel. Haenk. 1:97. 1827; Benth. & Hook. Gen. PI. 3:522. 1883.
Synonym Evetyna Poepp. & Endl. Nov. Gen. & Sp. PI. 1:32. 1835.
Description Terrestrial or epiphytic herbs ordinarily with strongly nerved, plicate, cauline leaves. Sepals subequal, free or the laterals somewhat connate at the base and forming a mentum. Petals subequal to the sepals, usually narrower. Lip adnate to the base of the column and usually enfolding it, subequal to or exceeding the sepals, usually gibbous-concave at the base and constricted above the base, the basal cavity containing two large, usually subovoid calluses. Column erect, foot- less; anther operculate, more or less incumbent or erect, bilocular; pollinia 8, subceraceous.
Note A rather natural genus which is highly developed in the Andes.
Key a. Inflorescence distichous. b. Stems fasciculately branched ...................................................... 4. E. AURANTIACUS bb. Stems not fasciculately branched. c. Leaves 1.5 cm. or less long, oblong-lanceolate or broader, per- sistent ...-. 7. E. MUSCICOLA cc. Leaves 1.5 cm. or more long, elliptic-lanceolate or narrower, deciduous. d. Bracts of the inflorescence imbricated; leaves subfiliform to linear ...................................................................................... 6. E. LINIFOLIUS dd. Bracts of the inflorescence not imbricated; leaves elliptic- lanceolate ......................................... 5. E. LAXUS aa. Inflorescence not distichous. b. Stems fasciculately branched ................................................ 4. E. AURANTIACUS bb. Stems not fasciculately branched. c. Inflorescence capitate or subcapitate ........................................ 1. E. CAPITATUS cc. Inflorescence spicate or racemose. d. Lip trilobulate ...... 3. E. TRILOBATUS dd. Lip not trilobulate-2 .......................................................... 2. E. HYMENOPHORUS
 
 
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