Stelis chocoensis O.Duque 2010

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

Common Name The Choco Stelis [refers to the location of the orchid]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, terete, sometimes slightly compressed, toward the apex, somewhat enveloped by 2 short, basal bracts and another above stems carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ovoid, acute and tridenticulate apically, thick, striate leaves that blooms in themlate summerad early fall on erect, fasciculate, various arising through a spathe , arising on the back of the leaf, peduncle short, rachis .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with cucullate, acuminate, distichous, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 27 #1 pg 20 Duque 2010 Drawing/photo fide

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