Stelis foetida O.Duque 1997

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

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Common Name The Stinky Stelis [refers to the smelly flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath in the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, tridenticulate, contracted below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to several, erect to arching, distichous, 5.2 to 8" [13 to 20 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through an apiculate spathe with infundibular, apiculate floral bracts and carrying foul smelling flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 342–343, pl. 10, 4 Duque 1997 drawing fide;

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