Stelis loefgrenii Cogn. 1906


TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux and The Wikimedia Website


Common Name Loefgren's Stelis [Swedish Botanist and director of Rio de Janiero Botanical Gardens 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pernambuco and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, shortly rewpent epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, light brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, fleshy, condupliucate, slightly infolded, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, arising through a spathe ,2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, successively few, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with thinly membraneous, erect-patent, apically dilated, pale green, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale wine-purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Fl. Bras. 3(6): 558 Cogniaux 1906

Fl. Bras. 3(6): tab 115 Cogniaux 1906

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing good;