Stelis storkii Ames 1935

SECTION Stelis

Raceme

Photos by The Sitf Website of the AOS

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by David Jimenez

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Blanche Ames and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Stork's Stelis [Original Colector of Species early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in San Jose province of Costa Rica and Cocle province of Panama in cloud forest, from 800 to 2200 meters above sea level in shaded places as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls envelopd by 3 tubular sheaths with the uppermost slightly dilated and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-oblong, subacute, shortly apiculate, narrowing below into the short, sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, racemsoe, distichous, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, loosely flowered inflorescence arising through a small conduplicate spathe with infundibular, apiculate, as log as the ovary floral bracts floral bracts and carrying small, yellowis, glabrous flowers.

"A very small plant with broad sepals, pyrifirm single veined petals, a rhomboid lip with a pandurate callus and a long, concave clinandrium. The plant has similarities to S stapedia

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 3(4): 54-59. Ames 1935 Drawing fide;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing hmm to photo

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