Stelis elatior Lindl. 1837 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

TYPE Collection Sheet

Collection Sheet of TYPE by Matthews and Kew's Herbarium - K001382009

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Sturdy Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Amazonas department of Peru as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls half as long as the leaf and enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths at the base and a separate, longer, inflated sheath in the upper third and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, obtuse to subobtuse and tridenticulate apically, subsessile below into the base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, arrising through an acute, elongate spathe, erect, peduncle 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, rachis 7.6 to 8.4" [19 to 21 cm] long, subsecund, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence witrh infundibular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying, purple-greenish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 353 Lindley 1837;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;