Stelis bigibba Schltr. 1920 Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Two Humped Stelis
Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, secund, 2” [5 cm] long including the .8” [2 cm] long peduncle, subdense, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with cucullate, acuminate floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 84 Schlechter 1920; Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten 1929 drawing fide; Orquidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing fide;