Monographs Details: Elleanthus columnaris (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auydn-tepui, Cumbre de la parte norte de la seccion sur (division occidental del cerro) : a lo largo del Rio Churiin al pie de "Second Wall" de arenisca, 6-10 kms. hacia el noreste del campamento norte, 1600 m alt., epiphyte on tree, leaves chartaceous, deep green above and dull beneath, petals and lip rose-colored. May 13, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93854 (Flowers poor); Chimanta, Massif, on plateau of southeast-facing upper shoulder of Apacaratepui, 2000 m alt., terrestrial in elfin forest formation, stem erect, 4 ft tall, leaves erect, subcoriaceous and plaited, rich green, flower rich orchid-rose, pedicels pale green, June 19, 1953, Steyermark 75725; Chimantd Massif, Central Section, in open rocky places by savanna bordering escarpment beknv Summit Camp above Middle Falls near Rio Tirica, 1925 m alt., locally frequent terrestrial, stems erect, up to 2 m high, leaves stiffly ascending, subcoriaceous, grass-green, plaited, bracts pale green to dull lavender, sepals whitish to orchid-purple, lip "white on rim, golden orange on surface," February 5, 1955, J. A. Steyermark & J. J. Wurdack 494; La Escalera, 125 k m south of El Dorado, 740-1000 m alt., in high damp forest, and 135 k m in lighter forest, G. C. K. Dunsterville 489. COLOMBIA (type of Evelyna columjiaris).

Discussion:

Evelyna columnaris Lindl., Orch. Linden. 11, No. 62. 1846.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America|