Stelis cleistogamoides O.Duque 2010

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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Cleistogama-Like Stelis [Refers to this species similarity to S cleistogama]

Flower Size small

Found in Quindio Colombia at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a erect, laxly, secund, 3.8 to 4” [9 to 10 cm] long including the .8” [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with small, infundibular floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27: 22, 24, 27 Duque 2010 drawing fide ;

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