Stelis nanegalensis Lindl. 1859 SECTION Stelis Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Color Lip Deatail

Drawing Photo/Drawing by S Manning/Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name or Meaning The Nanegal Stelis [A community in Ecuador]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 300 meters , as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and a carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, retuse, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf base and has large flowers with 3 conspicuous, teeth at the apex of the lip

Synonyms Stelis vulcanica Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Botany Vol 33 1st Supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 333 Dodson 1980 as S vulcanica drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1290 Dodson 1985 as S vulcanica drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as S vulcanica photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as S vulcani not photo good; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S vulcanica drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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