Stelis corae Foldats 1968 Drawing by Dunsterville and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Cora's Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Not sure of the photos veracity

Found in Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 2300 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, very stout, somewhat compressed ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, rounded and minutely tridenticulate, widely cuneate below into the short, petilolate base leaf that blooms on a 5.2" [ 13 cm] long including the very short peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising throug a spathe from an annulus with large, strongly navicular, dark black puce floral bracts.

Synonyms Apatostelis corae (Foldats) Garay 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as S navicularis drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S navicularis drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;