Stelis triapiculata Dod 1986 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Donald Dod

Full shade Cool LATERSummer

Common Name The 3 Apiculate Stelis [refers to the 3 sepals that all have apiculate apices]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti on the Massif de Hotte on trees on forks and branches in broadleaved forests at elevations around 1700 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slightly curved ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong to broadly elliptic, obtuse, somwhat reflexed rounded apically, emarginate, bidentate, shortly mucronate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a suberect to slightly arcuate, shorter than the leaf, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, quite densely multiflorous almost to the base, to 18 flowered inflorescence with ochreous, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow clusterd, small, fleshy flowers.

"With the apiculate apices of the sepals, the robust, dark bracts and the short inflorescence it is easily separated from others on the island." Dod 1986


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Moscosoa 4: 168 Dod 1986 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Sw. A Compendium Duque 2009 drawing fide;