Stelis antennata Garay 1979

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Rebecca Repasky and The Atrium Website

Drawing

Common Name The Antenna Stelis [refers to the petals elongate apices]

Flower Size .18 [4.5 mm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru in tall cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 3051 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with suberect, terete ramicauks enveloped completely by 2 large, adpressed, infundibuliform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, tridenticulate, fleshy, rigid, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an arching, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 379 Dodson & Vasquez 1989; Orquideas de Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide/photo good

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