Stelis bicallosa Schltr. 1921 Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Two Calli Stelis

Flower Size .24” [6 mm]

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 2200 to 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by a 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, obtuse, cuneate below into the narrow petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.6 to 2” [4 to 5 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6” [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, subdensely, many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-cucullate, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 63 Schlechter 1921; Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten 1929 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing ok; Fieldiana Botany Vol 33 1st Supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as S parviflora;