Stelis londonnii O.Duque 1997 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Londono's Stelis [Colombian Rogelio Londono, Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subobtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising through a spathe, distichous, strongly fractiflex, to 4.8" [to 12 cm] long including the short peduncle, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence with large, navicular, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"S.londonnii resembles, for its fractiflex raceme, other species of Stelis such as S. concinna Lindl., S. flexuosa Lindl. and S. werklei Schltr., but it is different from these species by its habit and by the shape of the petals and the lip. S. londonnii does not seem to be a common species; it may be easily recognized by its long, erect fractiflex raceme." O Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 352–353, 363, pl. 12, 1 Duque 1997 drawing/photo fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 Drawing fide;