Stelis amphigena O.Duque 2010 SECTION Stelis

Plant and flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Doubtful Parentage Stelis

Flower Size diminutuive

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 450 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, striped beneath, narrowly elliptical, subobtuse and tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a 1 to 2, erect, distichous, to 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long including the .4” [1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has short, imbricate, infundibular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Recognized by the size of the plant, the flowers closely attached to the raceme, the lip with a wide glenion with raised borders.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología Vol 27 #1 Pg 5 Duque 2010 drawing/photo fide