Elleanthus oliganthus

Elleanthus oliganthus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Sobraliinae
Genus: Elleanthus
Species: Ellnth. oliganthus
Binomial name
Elleanthus oliganthus
(Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb. f. 1863

Elleanthus oliganthus is a member of the genus Elleanthus


Plants blooms from winter to spring with many small flowers.


Plant are found growing in the dry montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru at elevations of 200 to 2700 meters


Grow in partial to full sun usually in cool to 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 Sparse-Blooming Elleanthus


  1. Elleanthus vitellinus Garay 1978
  2. *Evelyna oligantha Poepp. & Endl. 1836

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