Stelis filomenoi Schltr. 1921 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by © Mansfield

Common Name Filomeno's Stelis [Peruvian Doctor and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .

Found in Loretto department of Peru as a small sized, ascending-caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, peduncle short, floriferous almost to the base, 3.2" [8 cm] long overall, inflorescence with broadly cucullate, apiculate, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous, dark purple flowers.

Found only once, Only Mansfields drawing exists, no material available.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 63 Schlechter 1921;

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

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;