Stephanothelys xystophylloides (Garay) Garay 1977Collection 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 Lieferung 40 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Erythrodes xystophylloides drawing fide;