Stelis dupliciformis C.Schweinf. 1951 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The Paired Stelis [refers to the paired stems]

Flower Size 3/8" [.8 cm]

Found in Peru in forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with obliquely ascending, produced in pairs, with 1.2" [3 cm] between each stems mostly enveloped by 2 to 4, close tubular, , the uppermost separated and longest sheaths and carrying a single, more or less erect, lanceolate ellipitc, subacute, cuneatebelow into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2 rarely 3, shorter than to slightly exceeding the leaf, suberect to ascending, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, rather loosely below to densely above, many flowered inflorescence with small, shallowly infundibuliform floral bracts and carrying very lager dull reddish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing fide;