Stelis gustavii O.Duque 1997

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

Common Name Gustavo's Stelis [Sr Aguirre Colombia Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramciauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, disitchous, to 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and has broadly navicular acuminate floral bracts and carrying the flowers on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 348 Duque 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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