Stelis calotricha Schltr. 1919 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Guillermo Misas Urreta

Drawing fide

Drawing of S schmidtchenii by Dusterville

Common Name The Beautifully Haired Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at low elevations as a mini-miniiature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramoicausl carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate leaf that blooms on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, successively 1 to 3, several flowered inflorecsence.

CAUTION Romero 2000 cites the Dunsterville drawing 1966/1979 as S schmidtchenii instead of S calotricha. I belive that Dunsterville is correct but if not both the photo and the drawing are Stelis schmidtchenii


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 323 Schlechter 1919;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 Drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 Drawing fide;

Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo good;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing/photo good