Stelis anisopetala O.Duque 2010

Type Drawing Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Unequal Petal Stelis

Flower Size .18” [4.5 mm]

Found in Quindio Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a erect, subdistichous, to 2.8” to 4” [7 to 10 cm] long including the .48” [1.2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with cucullate, acute, purple bordered floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27(1):5 Duque 2010 drawing good;

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