Stelis carnosula Cogn. 1906 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name The Pale Flesh Colored Stelis

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil as a miniature sized, ascending epiphyte with erect to ascending, strict to arcuate, ancipitous, much shorter than the leaf ramicauls enveloped completely by tubular to obliquely truncate, loose, imbricating, enveloping the base of the leaf and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, rigid, very inrolled basally, oblong-spathulate, rounded apically, emarginate to minutely tridentate, slightly canaliculate above, mid nerve prominent beneath, long petioalte base leaf that blooms on an erect to somewhat flexuous, peduncle hidden within the inrolled leaf base, 4.8 to 5.2" [12 to 13 cm] long overall, somewhat longer than the leaf, successively several, to 14 flowered inflorescence with longert han the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis carnosula var. concolor Cogn. 1906; Stelis carnosula var. parcifolia Cogn. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Flora Brasilense 3(6): 558 Cogniaux 1906 ; Flora Brasilense 3(6): tab 116 Cogniaux 1906 drawing fide; Flora Brasilense 3(6): 559 Cogniaux 1906 ; as S carnosula var concolor; Flora Brasilense 3(6): 559 Cogniaux 1906 as S carnosula var parciflora; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;