Salpistele dressleri Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Salpistele Drawing by Woodstream Orchids Website

Drawing Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full ShadeWarm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Boat Shaped Petal Salpistele

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Panama near Fortuna as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a more or less creeping, flexuous, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from high on the ramicaul with an oblique floral bract.

Synonyms Stelis cymbisepala Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis dressleri (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide; Lindleyana 16(4): 262. 2001 as Stelis dressleri; Lindleyana 16(4): 262. 2001 as Stelis dressleri; *Lindleyana 17(2): 98-99. 2002 as Stelis cymbisepala