Stelis taurina O.Duque 1997

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © O Duque and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Bull Stelis [refers to the shape of the column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in wet forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath covering all above the middle and another 2 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, distichous, to 10" [to 25 cm] long including the 4" [ 10 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously, densely many flowered inflorecence arising through a pointed spathe with deltoid floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 360, 368, 374–376 Duque 1997 photo/drawing fide

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