Stelis profusa O.Duque 2021 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Osacar Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Profuse Stelis [refers to the many flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia departments of Colombia at elevations of 2500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls arising in groups of 3 to 4, sometimes enveloped by a lacerate sheath and 2 short, tight, sheaths below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, oblong, subobtuse and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and fall on 2 to 3, erect, arising through a spathe from a node at the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, rachis 3" [7.5 cm] long, subdistichous to subsecund, dense, mostly simutaneously many flowered inflorescence with cucullate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with a yellow orange central appapratus.

"A small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls. The elliptic-oblong, tridenticulate, petiolate leaf has a similarily long, racemose, secund, densely flowered inflorescence with abundant yellow flowers with a yellow orange central appapratus." Duque 2021


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytotaxa 496: 141 Duque 2021 drawing fide