Dressler, R.L. & D. Bogarín. 2007. Elleanthus ligularis, a name for a relatively common "new" species of Elleanthus sect. Chloidelyna. Lankesteriana 7(3): 539-542.
Abstract. Elleanthus ligularis is described and illustrated. The flowers of this species are apparently selfpollinating.
Fruiting material has been collected in Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Panama, but the
species remained nameless in the absence of flowers, and is here described as Elleanthus ligularis. Costa
Rican plants in cultivation have flowered in late December, January, February and April. The species is
similar to E. graminifolius, but the plants are more robust, with wider leaves and the blade of the lip is subquadrate,
rather than obtriangular, with a very short base.
Key words. Elleanthus, Elleanthus ligularis, new species, Costa Rica, Epiendroideae, Sobraliinae,
PDF [1.09 Mb]