Stelis taurina O.Duque 1997 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © O Duque


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, caespitose 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, arising through a pointed spathe, distichous, to 10" [to 25 cm] long including the 4" [ 10 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously, densely many flowered inflorecence with deltoid, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 360, 368, 374–376 Duque 1997 photo/drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Sw A Compendium O Duque 2008 drawing fide;