Stelis bracteata Schltr. 1923 SECTION Dialissa

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers Photos by The Miniature Orchids Website

Common Name The Bracteate Stelis [refers to the large, ovate, acuminate floral bracts]

Flower Size

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama at elevations around 1050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a distichous, erect, subdense short to .6 [1.5 cm] long with a very short peduncle, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 171 Schlechter 1923

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------