Salpistele brunnea Dressler 1979 SUBGENUS Salpistele

Another Aspect

Plant and Flower Photos by Milan Vagner

Side View of Flower Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part ShadeWarm summer THROUGH Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Brown Salpistele

Flower Size .21" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests on mosssy trunks at elevations around 800 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with suberect ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, tridenticulate and somewhat apiculate apically, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petilolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through spring on a creeping, subpendant, 3.1" [7.7 cm] long, sinuous, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular bract.

Synonyms Stelis brunnea (Dressler) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide; *Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 drawing fide/photo on Front Cover as S lutea fide/in article fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis brunnea; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide;