Stelis pachystachya Lindley 1859 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Common Name The Thick Densely Flowered Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Santander department of Bolivia at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 2, fibrous, dilated, tubular, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, contracted below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on a single, erect, arising through a membraneous spathe, flowering to the base, 6.4 to 8" [16 to 20 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with cucullate, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying green, pubescent flowers.

"Characterized by a stout habit with broad oblong leaves and its long, densely many flowered raceme." Duque 2008." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

>* Fol. Orchid. 8: 13 Lindley 1859;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;