Stelis auriculata O.Duque 2010

Type DrawingPhoto/Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Eared Stelis [refers to the shape of the stigmas]

Flower Size .24” [6 mm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate apically, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, distichous, 1.92” [4.8 cm] long including the .8” [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender, acute spathe with thin, cucullate, acute, wide mouthed, semi-imbricate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27(1):5 Duque 2010 Drawing/photo fide

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