Stelis longiracemosa Schltr. 1924



Photo/Drawing by © Oscar Duque 2

Common Name The Long Raceme Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Nariño department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, obtuse, tridenticulate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising through a small spathe, to 9.2" [to 23 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, subsecund, laxly, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence with cucullate, shorterer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pinkish green to grayish green, glabrous flowers.

" Identified by it long raceme and by its rectangular, unusually acuminate lip." O Duque 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 27: 30 Schlechter 1924;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 Drawing fide;