Stelis oligantha Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Pabst

Drawing

Drawing by Pabst

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Sparse Blooming Stelis

Flower Size

Found in southern Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in wet forestsas a mini-miniature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with fasciculate, apparently nude ramicauls carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly oblong, obtuse and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, longer than the leaf, arising through a diminutive spathe peduncle [1.9 cm] long, rachis [1.9 cm] long, slender, slightly flexuous, subsecund, moslt simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with cucullate shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying very small, whitish flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 93 Barb Rodr. 1881

Flora Brasilense 3(4): 364 Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasilense 3(4): Tab 82 Cogniaux 1896 Drawing

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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