Stelis trilobata O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Oscar Duque

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

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose 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, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, distichous, to 6 to 9.2" [1.3 to 1.5 cm] long including very short peduncle, mostly simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence with open almost to the base, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, glabrous, greenish flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología 27(2): 156, 164-166 Duque 2010 drawing/photo fide