Stelis cubensis Schltr. 1923 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Julio Larramendi

Common Name The Cuban Stelis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Cuba miniature to just small sized, caespitose, cool growing epiphyte with approximate, erect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by 3, brownish, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter spring and summer on 2 to 3, slender, arising through a very short spathe, almost to as long as the leaf, to 2.4" [ 6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucllate, apiculate, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying minute, pale yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Symb. Antill. 9: 60 Schlechter 1923

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide;