Stelis salomonica O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Salomon's Stelis [Sr. Murillo Colombian Original collector of species Current]

Flower Size

Found in Choco' department of Colombia at elevations under 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising through a conduplicate spathe, spiraling, to 4.6" [to 11.5 cm] long including the short peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with obliquely cucullate, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

" A small plant with the ramicauls envelo0ped by 2 dilated sheaths; the narrowly elliptic, acute leaves longer than the ramicauls; a laxly flowered inflorescence shorter than the leaf carrying subtriangular, yellow-green, 3 veined sepals with the laterals slightly reflexed backwards. The petals are transversely oblong and single veined." O Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología 27(2): 156, 158, 160-161 Duque 2010 drawing fide