Stelis ruris O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Oscar Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Rural Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by a close, short sheath and 2 short ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, striate, obtuse and tridenticulate, contracted below into the canaliculate petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2, arising through a spathe, subdistichous, arching, to 8" [to 20 cm] long including the short peduncle, many flowered inflorescence with 2 tubular lower floral bracts and a widely acute one above, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

Distinguished by its long, arching, congested inflorescnece with abundant, small, close set, yellow flowers with a synsepal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orquideología 27(2): 152-155 Duque 2010 Drawing fide