Stelis bigibba Schltr. 1920 Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Two Humped Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, secund, 2” [5 cm] long including the .8” [2 cm] long peduncle, subdense, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with cucullate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 84 Schlechter 1920; Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten 1929 drawing fide; Orquidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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