Stelis peliochyla Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Alexandre Medieros and The Orquidario Virtual Website

Another Flower

Flowers and Plant

Photo by Luiz Filipe Varella.


Drawing by Cogniaux.

Deep ShadeWarm

Common Name The Lilac Lipped Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

I am fairly sure of this photo determination.

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in primitive forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls partially enveloped by an elongate, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, racmose, secund, [8 t 9 cm] long, pauciflorus inflorescence arising through an acute spathe with cucullate, apiculate, shorter to as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying minutely pubescent becoming pilose towards the margin flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 84 Barb Rodr. 1881;

Flora Brasilica vol 3 part 4:366 Cogniaux 1909

Flora Brasilica vol 3 part 4:82 Cogniaux 1909

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 Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing;

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