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Commonly known as the "few-flowered Elleanthus," is a fascinating orchid species found in the tropical regions of Central and South America. Unlike some orchids that produce large clusters of flowers, E. oliganthus is known for its relatively small number of blooms per inflorescence, which gives rise to its common name.

This orchid typically grows as an epiphyte, attaching itself to trees or branches in its natural habitat. Its slender stems bear delicate flowers with intricate details, making them a treat for orchid enthusiasts to observe. Cultivating E. oliganthus can be challenging, as it requires specific care conditions including filtered light, high humidity, and consistent moisture.