Stelis dupliciformis C.Schweinf. 1951 SECTION Stelis TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The Paired Stelis [refers to the paired stems]

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru in forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with obliquely ascending, produced in pairs, with 1.2" [3 cm] between each stems mostly enveloped by 2 to 4, close tubular, , the uppermost separated and longest sheaths and carrying a single, more or less erect, lanceolate ellipitc, subacute, cuneatebelow into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2 rarely 3, shorter than to slightly exceeding the leaf, suberect to ascending, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, rather loosely below to densely above, many flowered inflorescence with small, shallowly infundibuliform, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying very large dull reddish white flowers.

Apparently allied to S flacca but differs in the prominent rhizome and a dissimilar lip." C Schweinfurth 1951

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 15 C Schweinfurth 1951;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 15 C Schweinfurth 1951 drawing fide;

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing fide;

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