Stelis caveata O.Duque 2010

Type DrawingTYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Cave Stelis [an allusion to the excavation on the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Quindio department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 short sheaths and another much larger above and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute and tridenticulate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, arising through a narrow, acute spathe, peduncle .6" [1,5 cm] long, provided with 1 to 2 bracts, 6 to 6.8" [15 to 17 cm] long overall, secund, many flowered inflorescence with cucullate, subobtuse, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 27 #1 pg 16 Duque 2010 Drawing/photo fide

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