Stelis lindleyana Cogn. 1896 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Common Name Lindley's Stelis [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in northern Brazil and Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations around 800 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 basal sheaths and a longer tubular one near the middle and carrying a single, apical, subcoriaceous, erect, elliptic-oblong, acute to subacute, tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, peduncle short, [11 to 19 cm] long overall, rachis mostly simultaenoeusly, densely many flowered inflorescence with large, mambraneous, acute, lanceolate, imbricate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, yellowish green flowers.

"Recognized mostly by its large, lanceolate floral bracts." O Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* "Fl. Bras. 3(4): 346 Cogn. 1896;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing fide;