Stelis uninervia C.Schweinf. 1951 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The One Nerved Stelis [refers to the single nerved sepals]

Flower Size tiny

Found in Peru in sunny rocky places at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, sometimes in pairs, very slender stems with about 3 close, tubular sheaths, the uppermost separated and longest, and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblong, obtuse, shortly cuneate below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a fascile of 14 to 16, as long or longer than the leaf, about 3 to 5" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with flowers nearly to the base, and carrying very small, glabrous, pale yellowish white flowers

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing fide;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------