Stelis lentiginosa Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Rhomboideae fendleri alliance Duque 2008 Photos by Joost Risken and His Flickr Orchid Photo Page

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Plant and Flowers Photo Photos courtesy of Takao Ishii and His Orchid Photo Pages Copyright

Common Name The Freckled Stelis

Flower Size .2" [.5cm]

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Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2700 to 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an abbreviated stem enveloped basally by 2 to 3, scarious, tubular, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the elongated petilolate base leaf that blooms on a 4" to 5.5" [10 to 14 cm] long, loosely 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing hmm; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide