Stelis triangularis Barb.Rodr. 1881

Plant and flowers Photos by Orquideas da Mata Atlantica Website

Common Name The Triangular Stelis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, contracted below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, wiry, distichous, upward curving, 2.4" [6 cm] long , 6 to 16 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Stelis triangularis var. longipedunculata Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in southeastern Brazil Miller & Warren 1994 drawing good;The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing good; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good;

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