Stelis trilobata O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Stelis

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

Common Name The Three Fingered Stelis [refers to the flowers shape]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by an inflated, becoming leaf like sheath at the middle and by 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, veined, pointed and tridenticulate, rounded below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms on an erect, distichous, to 6 to 9.2" [1.3 to 1.5 cm] long including very short peduncle, mostly simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with open almost to the base floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27(2): 156, 164-166 Duque 2010 drawing/photo fide

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