Stelis tachirensis Foldats 1968NO PHOTO

Common Name The Tachira Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool tocold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblanceolate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, slightly fractiflex, to 4.2" [to 10.5 cm] long including the .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorecence arising through a small, tubular spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing not = S stenophylla; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = S stenophylla;

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