Stelis dolichopus Schltr. 1912 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Common Name The Double Stelis [refers to the fact that the ramicauls are bourne in pairs from the rhizome]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia without locational data as small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, elongate stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, less than half as long as the ramicaul, oblong-ligulate, obtuse and tridenticulate apically, attenuate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in on an erect, less tha half as long as the leaf, arising through a compressed spathe, subdistichous, flowering from near the base, to 1.2" to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence with broadly rhomboid, apiculate, , just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellowish flowers.

"The speces does not seem to be a common plant and it might be recognized by its very long ramicual and a shorter leaf and an inflorescnec that is more or less half as long as the leaf." Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orchis 6: 63 Schlechter 1912;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing fide