Stephanothelys xystophylloides (Garay) Garay 1977Collection Sheet by Ames and The Global Biodiversity Information Facility Website

Collection Sheet Collection Sheet by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Shaft-Like Leaved Stephanothelys

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a cauliform, ascending rhizome becoming an erect, loosely many leaves stem carrying narrowly lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, crisped margins, tapering towards the canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a filiform, erect, 7.2" [18cm] long overall, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, loosely few to several flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 remote bracts and lanceolate to setaceous-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

CAUTION This collection is from Venezuela and references do not list Venezuela as a location so please use with caution!

Synonyms Aspidogyne xystophylloides (Garay) Ormerod 2007; *Erythrodes xystophylloides Garay 1958

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 497 Dodson 1989 as Erythrodes xystophylloides drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Erythrodes xystophylloides drawing fide;