Stelis chlorantha Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Wikimedia Website


Common Name The Green Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in humid rainforests at elvations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tight, light brown sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, slightly bent, to 4" [10 cm] long, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 86 Barb Rodr. 1881;

Flora Brasilense vol 3 pt 4 :368 Cogniaux 1896;

Flora Brasilense vol 3 pt 4 :368 Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide

Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good;