Stelis schenckii Schltr. 1915 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Drawing by Pabst

Full shade

Common Name Schenck's Stelis [brazilian orchid Enthusiast and collector died 1927]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a miniature to small sized, caespitose epiphyte with approximate, erect, flexuous ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carryiung a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petioalate base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncel 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, rachis 4.8 to 6.6" [13 to 16 cm] long, laxly, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with cucullate acuminate, almost as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying greenish, glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orchis 9: 6 Schlechter 1915;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Orquidaeceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide

Lankesteriana 19(3):210 2019 drawing fide;