Stelis pauciflora Lindl. 1843 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Luiz Filipe Varella and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing of S omalosantha

Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

Common Name The Scarce Flowered Stelis [refers to the lax raceme]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, distichous to subsecund, laxly, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively few, several flowered inflorescence arsing through an acute spathe with cucullate, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers that are greenish yellow at the margins, vinose, purple to green at the center.

Synonyms Stelis campos-portoi Garay 1954; Stelis fragrans Schltr. 1918; Stelis mucronata Porsch 1905; Stelis omalosantha Barb.Rodr. 1877; Stelis wettsteiniana Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12: 396 Lindley 1843;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 34 Barb Rodr. 1877 as S omalosantha;

Oesterr. Bot. Z. 55: 155 Porsch 1905 as S mucronata nom. illeg.;

Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 269 Schlechter 1918 as S fragrans; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 123 Schlechter 1921 as S wettsteiniana; Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 13: 34 Garay 1954 as S campos-portoi;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S mucronata drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S campos-portoi drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S fragrans drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as S omalosantha drawing ok;

The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as S fragrans;

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

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as S fragrans drawing ok;

Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 drawing/photo fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 as S mucronanta photo fide;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 as S campos portoi drawing good;

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

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo [Espirito Santo Brazil] Chiron & Bolsanello Vol 2 2013 photo fide;

Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 as S campos-portoi photo fide

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