~Stelis jimenezii Schltr. 1918 - See Stelis ciliaris Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Apatostelis Duque 2008 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Part Sun Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning Jimenez' Stelis [Costa Rican Collector of speceies 1900's]

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 7 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet and pluvial forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with elliptic-obovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, arising through a very small spathe, flexible, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 279. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;