Stelis gloriae O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPEdrawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Gloria's Stelis [Sra Restrepo Colombian Orchid Enthusist current]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia without locational data as a miniature sized, ascending rhizomatose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a longer, tubular sheath and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, arising through an annulus, erect to suberect, slender, distichous, 1.04" [2.6 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with cucullate-acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish almost white flowers.

"A Small, densely rhizomatose plant with abundant racemes with whitish flowers, sepals patent, puberulent, unequal, three veined, petals semi-orbicular, thick, 3 vceined. The lip is oblong, triangular when seen from the side, witha remarkable red figure in the form of an "U" in the center of its face. The column is cylindrical, the clinadrium is red the pollian are long, thin and pointed." Duque 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología 27: 127-128, 130 Duque 2010 Drawing fide