Stelis modesta Barb.Rodr.1881 SECTION Stelis

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Photos by © Piotr Markiewicz


Drawing by © Cogniaux


Drawing by © Oscar Duque

Common Name The Modest Stelis

Flower Size tiny

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on mossy trees in humid forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by a single, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-oblong, subobtuse and tridenticulate apically, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, slender, subdistichous, several flowered inflorescence arising through an acute spathe and with infundibular below, cup shaped above, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, clear yellowish flowers.

May be related to S drosophila


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 87 Barb Rodr. 1881

 Flora Brasilensis Vol 3 Part 4:369 Cogniaux 1893

 Flora Brasilensis Vol 3 Part 4:tab 80 Cogniaux 1893 drawing fide

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing ok/ photo ok;

Orchidaceae Stelis Sw., A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing ok