Stelis cooperi Schltr. 1907 Drawing by © Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Cooper’s Stelis [Original Collector of species 1800’s]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in humid montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, lax, slighty fractiflex, to 2” [to 5 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3: 276 Schlechter 1907

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