Stelis erecta O.Duque 1997 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

TYPE photo/TYPE Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Erect Stelis [refers to the habit]

Flower Size .14" [4 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing. caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath on the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ellitpical, obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3, arising through a spathe from an annulus from below the apex of the ramicaul, erect, distichous, 4 to 4.4" [9 to 15 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence and has navicular-apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, slightly pendulous, reddish flowers.

Recognized by the long, slender, erect, habit. Its dentate lip places it in the section Monostachyae Garay." Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 341–342, pl. 10 Duque 1997 Drawing/photo fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;