Stelis micrantha (Sw.) Sw. 1800 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Small Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Jamaica, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slightly flexuous, compressed towards the apex ramicauls enveloped by a somewhat scarious, obliquely truncate, acuminate sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, acute and minutely tridenticulate, narrowly cuneate into the attenuate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on to 7, erect, arising through a spathe slightly flexuous, to 9.6" [to 24 cm] long, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with membraneous, carinate dorsally, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrobium micranthum (Sw.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum micranthum Sw. 1788; Stelis polystachya Cogn. 1909 nom. illeg.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 125 Sw. 1788 as Epidendrum mcranthum;

Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal., ser. 2, 6: 84 Sw. 1799 as Dendrobium micranthum; * J. Bot. (Schrader) 1799(2): 240 Sw. 1800;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 6: 306 Cogn. 1909;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide

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