Stelis duquei P.Ortiz 2011

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

LATE EARLY

Common Name Duque's Stelis [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Huila Colombia at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to just small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, pale purple beneath, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 3, erect, slightly flexuous, distichous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaenously few flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis globosa O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología 27: 124, 127, 129 Duque 2010 as S globosa drawing fide; *Orquideologia 28: 15 Ortiz 2011 drawing fide

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