Stelis frontinensis O.Duque 1997 SECTION Humboldtia Photo/Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name The Frontino Stelis [Community in Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forest at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the upper third and 2 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute, tridenticulate, narrowing below into the long-channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 to 3, erect, slender, distichous, to 4.8" [to 12 cm] long including the 3" [7.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with amply navicular-apiculate, oblique floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis venusta Luer & Hirtz 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 347–348, 350, pl. 11, 3 Duque 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as S venusta drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009;

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