Stelis sulcata O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by Oscar Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Sulcate Stelis [refers to the furrow that surrounds the glenion of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia in upper humid forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphtye with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse and tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, very congested, secund, to 1.04 to 1.4" [2.6 to 3.5 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 3, few flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with pilose to glabrous, white sepals and a pink central apparatus.

"A Small plant with oblong, obtuse leaves. The inflorescenec is a little longer than the leaf and generally has a few flowers at the apex, the flowers are large for the size of the plant and the bicolored flowers and the deep glenion surrounded by a furrow helps to identify the species." O Duque 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología 27(2): 154-155, 157, 159. 2010 photo/Drawing fide