Elleanthus capitatus

Elleanthus capitatus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Sobraliinae
Genus: Elleanthus
Species: Ellnth. capitatus
Binomial name
Elleanthus capitatus
(Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb.f. 1862

Elleanthus capitatus is a member of the genus Elleanthus


Plants blooms from spring to fall with many 1 cm wide flowers.


Plant are found growing in Mexico to Peru, Ecuador and the West Indies at elevations of 40 to 3800 meters


Grow in partial to full sun in intermediate temperatures. Plants can be grown in sandy soil or bark with perlite. Keep the mix moist but not wet. Never let the mix dry out for long periods.


Common Name: The Head Ellanthus


  1. Bletia capitata R.Br. in W.T.Aiton 1813
  2. Elleanthus capitatus
  3. Elleanthus casapensis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862
  4. Elleanthus cephalophorus (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862
  5. Epidendrum capitatum Sessé & Moc. 1894
  6. Evelyna capitata Poepp. & Endl. 1836
  7. Evelyna casapensis Rchb.f. 1852
  8. Evelyna cephalophora Rchb.f. 1852
  9. *Evelyna cynarocephala Rchb. f. 1856