Stelis powellii Schltr. 1922 SUBGENUS Stellata S disticha alliance Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

DrawingDrawing by Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Powell's Stelis [American Botanist in Panama 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, approximate ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, attenuate below in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, [7 to 9 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with either infundibular acuminate or almost flat, wide mouthed, revolute side d floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1287 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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