Stelis alfredii Schltr. 1923 ISOTYPE Drawing by Schlechter


Common Name Alfred's Stelis [Alfredo Sancho Costa Rican Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in very wet, pluvial and cloud forests at elevations of 1650 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, petioalte base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, aroising through a spathe, peduncle 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, congested, distichous, 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm] long, mostly simultaneously manyt flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with the tepals dark purple and the lip purple .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;