Stelis campanulifera Lindl. 1859 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Modesto Zarate B. and The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

Drawing of Stelis breviracema

Drawing of Stelis breviracema by Schweinfurth

Common Name The Bell Carrying Stelis [refers to the petal shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Paucartambo Province of Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with crowded, slender stems enveloped by 2 to 3, close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, more or less erect, acute, narrowly ellipitc, acute, cuneate and chartaceous below into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2, erect to suberect, more or less shorter than the leaf, to 3.44" [8.6 cm] long, rather loosely several to many flowered inflorescence with small, infundibuliform floral bracts and carrying very small, yellow, glabrous flowers.

Similar to S mononeura but the lip is not as distinctly trilobed.

Synonyms Stelis breviracema C.Schweinf.n1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Fol. Orchid. 8: 3 Lindley 1859;

Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 4: 450 Rolfe 1907 as S boliviensis;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 12 Schweinfurth 1951 as Stelis breviracema drawing fide;

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Stelis breviracema

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Stelis breviracema drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S breviracema; drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 25 Luer & Vasquez 2018;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 132 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide

The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 photo fide;

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