Stelis eugenii Schltr. 1920

SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter


Drawing by © Oscar Duque

Common Name Eugene's Stelis [American Botanist late 1800- early 1900]

Flower Size

Found in Cauca department of Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath from the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitpical-oblong, subacute to acute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 1 to 3, arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul, erect, subdistichous, 6.8 to 10" [17 to 25 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with navicular-acuminate, semi-imbricate, as long as to much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying red to reddish green outside, grayish-red inside flowers.

Recognized by its stout habit, long inflorescence of ressih bilabiate flowers, nutant, nonresupinate flowers, cuspidate petals andbroadly mucronate lip." O Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 87 Schlechter 1920;

Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten Schlechter 1929 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide