Monographs Details: Elleanthus kermesinus (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar, Uaipan-tepui, in cumbre, 1700 m alt., flowers purple, January 25, 1948, K. D. Phelps & C. B. Hitchcock 359; Chimanta Massif, on plateau of southeast-facing upper shoulder of Apacara-tepui, 2000 m alt., in elfin forest formation, stems sprawling, leaves plaited, subcoriaceous, rich green, flowers rose-orchid, June 19, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 75735. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), on southeast summit of West Peak, 1800 m alt., frequent in solution pocket, epiphytic, flowers purple, December 20, 1948, B. Maguire & L. Politi 27803; Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, in cumbre near Summit Camp, 1800 m alt., frequent pendant from trees, flowers ephemeral, purple, December 14, 1950, B. Maguire, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 30210. COLOMBIA (type of Evelyna kermesina) and PERU.


Evelyna kermesina Lindl., Orch. Linden. 11, No. 61. 1846.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Colombia South America|