Stelis retroversa O.Duque 1997 Drawing by Oscar Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Back Turned Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, inflated, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptical, subacute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, fractiflex, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6.5 cm] long including the peduncle, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicual with large oblique, acute at the ostium floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquideología 20(3): 359365–366, 368–369, pl. 7, f.1–3; pl. 14, f. 1 Duque1997 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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