Stelis anisopetala O.Duque 2010 SECTION Stelis


TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © O Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Unequal Petal Stelis

Flower Size .18” [4.5 mm]

Found in Quindio department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with terete, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a erect, subdistichous, to 2.8” to 4” [7 to 10 cm] long including the .48” [1.2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with cucullate, acute, purple bordered, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Characerized by the small, caespitose plant with elliptical, acute, tridenticulate leaves, a longer than the leaf ramicaul, shorter than the leaf inflorescncece with a few flowered raceme. Small flowers with the lateral sepals in a synsepal, the petals asymetrically flabellate and a transversely carinate lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología 27(1):5 Duque 2010 drawing/photo fide;