Stelis comica O.Duque 1997

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

Common Name The Comic Stelis [refers to the side view of the central apparatus which appears to be a jester in profile]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2100 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, brown, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, tridenticulate, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on slender, erect to slightly arching, disitchous, subflexuous, loosely, 2” [5 cm] long including the peduncle, many flowered inflorescence with thin close floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 338–339 Duque 1997 drawing fide;

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