Stelis chlorantha Barb.Rodr. 1881 Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Wikimedia Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Green Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil in humid rainforests at elvations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tight, light brown sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, slightly bent, to 4" [10 cm] long, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul with .

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing ok

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