Stelis sulcata O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011

Type Drawing 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 Colombia in upper humid forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing 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 floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27(2): 154-155, 157, 159. 2010 photo/Drawing fide

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