Stelis franciscana O.Duque 1997

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

LATE EARLY

Common Name Francisco's Stelis [Sr Villegas Colombian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forest at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtudse, tridenticulate, narrowly below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, slender, 9.6" [to 24 cm] long including the 7.6" [19 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a long spathe with navicular-cordate, oblique, acute floral bracts carrying irregulaily arranged flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 343, 346–347, 350, pl. 11, 1 Duque 1997 drawing fide

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