Stelis genychila Garay 1956 SECTION Nexiopus

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Another Color

Photo by N Guttierez

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Sharply Bent Lip Stelis

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia and Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces of Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, semi-coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse to subacute, narrowing below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a much longer than the leaf, 7" [17.5 cm] long, densely many flowered almost to the base inflorescence with infundibular-cucullate, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying brownish flowers.

"Distinguished by the narrowly oblong leaves and a congested raceme of brownish flowers. The lateral sepals are larger than the dorsal sepal and they spread 180 degrees opposite each other. The margins of the petals are thin without marginal thickening. The lip is shield-shaped with the dorsum deflexed beneath the column. The stigmatic lobes of the column overlie the petals." Luer 2009

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Canad. J. Bot. 34: 354 Garay 1956;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo not;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Stelis of Ecuador Part IV Luer 2009 P> Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Stelis of Ecuador Part IV Luer 2009 drawing fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 as Stelis genychila;

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