Stelis heteroarcuata J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing

TYPE photos/TYPE Drawing by © O Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Different Bow-Shaped Stelis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Huila department of Colombia at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with a short ascending rhizome giving rise to close set ramicauls enveloped basally by 2, tubular sheaths and another much larger above and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, arising through a narrow acute spathe, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, rachis erect then arching , distichous, 6" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescnce with cucullate, acute, narrowly open mouthed, semi-imbricate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis arcuata O.Duque 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideología Vol 27 #1 Pg 14 Duque 2010 as S arcuata drawing/photo fide;