Stelis rhomboglossa Schltr. 1921 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing Schlechter


Drawing Oscar Duque

Common Name The Diamond Shaped Lip Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Junin department of Peru at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose or from a short rhizome epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, secund, sublax, 2.4 to 4.4" [6 to 11 cm] including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising through an ovate, acuminate spathe from below the apex of the ramicual with ovate-cucullate, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying dark purple, bilabiate, nutant flowers.

"Very similar to S rhomboidea in habit and floral structure.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 70 Schlechter 1921 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok;