Stelis crystallina Ames 1935 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Type Drawing Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Shiney Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 975 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by several closely adpressed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, tridenticulate, narrowing below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer an erect, slender, 4.8" [12 cm] long, including the .3.6" [9 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence and has infundibular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 3(4): 45-49, 53 Ames 1935 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing fide

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