Stelis calceolaris Garay 1979

SECTION Stelis

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Drawing

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Common Name The Small Shoe-Shaped Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, close set ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths andcarrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, obtuse and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to slightly flexuous, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, racemose, distichous, densly many flowered inflorescence arising through a cucullate spathe with obliquely infundibular, acuminate floral bracts that cover only a portion of the ovary.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 27: 185 Garay 1979;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing hmm

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