Stelis maderoi Schltr. 1920 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter

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Drawing by © G C K Dunsterville

Common Name Madero's Stelis [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast earlier 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia in cloud forests or shrubby fields at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate-elliptic, obtuse-apiculate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, subdense, secund, 2" [5 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with cucullate-ovate, shortly apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying red flowers with aa clear yellow anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 90 Schlechter 1920;

Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten Schlechter 1929 drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S obovata drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok;