Stelis capillaris Lindl. 1837


TYPE Drawing by Oscar Duque

TYPE Collection Sheet

TYPE Collection Sheet by Lindley

Common Name The Thin Inflorescence Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Huanuco department of Peru in cloud forestsw at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a just mini-miniature to just miniature sized, cold growing ,caespitose epiphyte with narrowly elliptical to narrowly oblanceolate, subacute, gradualy narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms mostly on a single, arising through a very small spathe, erect to diffuse, capillary, somewhat longer than the leaf, distichous, flowering to the base, densely many flowered inflorescence with cucullate, small, shorter than the pedicellate ovary and carrying very small, greenish-yellow, glabrous flowers.

Similar to S intermedia but distinguished by the shorter racemes and a very different, subrhomboid, acute lip." Lindley 1837


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 353 Lindley 1837

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide