Stelis eublepharis Rchb.f. 1855 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Strong Lashes Stelis [refers to the cilia on the petals and sepals]

Flower Size .1" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular, acute to acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, widely oblanceolate to elliptic-obloanceolate, acute and minutely tridenticulate, narrowly attenuate-cuneate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, laxly several flowered, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Stelis bruchmuelleri Rchb.f. 1880; Stelis eublepharis var. glabriflora C.Schweinf. 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S bruchmuelleri; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as S bruchmuelleri drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as S eublepharis var glabriflora; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 1992 photo fide; Orquideas de Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok

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