Stelis rictus O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing Oscar Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Gaping Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Choco department of Colombia in humid forests at elevations below 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, tridenticulate, contracted below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, distichous, 6" [to 15 cm] including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, sparsely few flowered inflorescence with very wide floral bracts.

Recognized principally for it large, yellow flower that partially opens, its large spotted bracts and its ovary that is curved to hold the flowers on one side or the other of the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia 27: 150 Duque 2010 publ. 2011 drawing fide;