Stelis conmixta Schltr. 1918 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by F Hamer

TYPE Drawing of S ingramii

TYPE Drawing of S ingramii by Carl Luer


Common Name The ? Stelis

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Honduras, Nicaragua and Puntarenas province of Costa Rica in humid montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ligulate, obtuse, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, lax, slighty fractiflex, to 3.2 [to 8 cm] long including the .8 [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying flowers with maroon sepals, purple petals and a purple lip.

Distinguished by the narrowly linear leaves adn a congested, distichous raceme that slightly exceeds the leaf. The bracts are elongate and acuminate, surpassing the pedicel and ovary. The sepals are transversly ovate, the dorsal with five veins. The petals are markedly thickened and triangular at the apex. The lip is triangular with a rounded callus on the narrow dorsum." as S ingramii Luer 1996

Synonyms Stelis ingramii Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2 36(2): 387-388 Schlechter 1918;

Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1277 F Hamer 1985 drawing fide;

Lindleyana 11: 100 Luer 1996 as S ingramii drawing fide; ;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S ingramii drawing good