Lepanthes stelidantha Garay & Dunst. 1976 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Stelis Like Lepanthes

Flower Size .28 [7 mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2720 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by around 7, close fitting, glabrous, nervose, compressed tubular sheaths with somewhat expanded apicesand carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, loose, distichous, lengthening over time, to 2 [5 cm] long including the .6 [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide