Stelis colorata O.Duque 2010 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Colored Stelis

Flower Size .016" [4 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a just medium sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 close, basal tubular sheaths and another separate above and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, subobtuse, tridenticulate, short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a erect, laxly, secund, 3.8 to 4” [9 to 10 cm] long including the .8” [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with small, infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideología Vol 27 #1 22, 24, 27 Duque 2010 drawing/photo fide;