Stelis pittieri Schltr. ex Knuth 1927 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Pittier's Stelis [Swiss botanist in Venezuela Original Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela without locational data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, terete, stout ramicauls enveloped almost completely by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, sessile, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, distichous, densely, mostly simutaneosuly many flowered inflorescence with cucullate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 43: 227 1927;

Orchidaceae; Stelis Sw. A Compendium Oscar Duque 2008

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