Stelis cruenta O.Duque 2010 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © O. Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Dark Red Stelis

Flower Size .034" [8.5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with close set, erect, slightly bulbous basally, terete above ramicauls enveloped by a single basal tubular open mouthed sheaths and another separate, elongate and covers almost the rest of the stem and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, canaliculate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early fall on an erect, racemose, arising through a narrow, acute spathe, peduncle 3.2 to 4", provided with 2 to 3 rachis to 13.6” [to 34 cm] long subdistichous, laxly many flowered many inflorescence with shortly tubular basally giving way to a wide open mouth, rose tinted, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrrying red flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 27 #1 30 Duque 2010 drawing/photo fide;