Stelis aquinoana Schltr. 1925 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Common Name Aquino's Stelis [Original collector of the orchid 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Rio Grande do Sul State of of Brazil without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 3, fibrous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly elliptic-oblong, subacute, midvein carinate beneath, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, longer than the leaf, slender, peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, rachis 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, erect to slightly flexuous, distichous, but presenting the flowers all to one side, laxly many flowered inflorescence with wide mouthed, cucullate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, glabrous, purple flowers.

Schlechter compares this non-distinctive Stelis to Stelis filiformis .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 49 Schlechter 1926

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;