Stelis jenssenii Urb. 1921 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by © Oscar Duque

Common Name Jenssenís Stelis [German Cocollector of Species 1900ís]

Flower Size

Found in Haiti at elevations aound 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with more or less curved, erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, striated, obtuse and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a single, erect, longer than the leaf, peduncle about half the length, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long overall, slender, distichous, successively many, many flowered inflorescenlce with distant, brown, cucullate, shortly apiculate, just shorter to as ong as the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow, glabrous flowers.

"A small, indistinct plant with a relatively long inflorescence with cucullate petals and a lip with a quadrate callus." O Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Ark. Bot. 17(7): 20 Urban 1921

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good;