Stelis quinquenervia C.Schweinf. 1943Photo by Philipp Weigell and The Wikipedia Website

Common Name The Five Nerved Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in humid montane forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped mostly by 3 tubular, fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, subobtuse to rounded, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, arching, distichous, laxly to densely, to 8.8" [22 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orquideas de Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok;

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