Stelis dussii Cogn. 1909 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Monostachyae

Inflorescence Photo by Richard Gautier and His Orchid Website

Common Name Duss' Stelis [Antillan Orchid Collector late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Guadeloupe at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped partially by 1 to 2 scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, eret, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, subobtuse totridenticulate, tapering below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through winter on 1 to 3, erect, distichous, slightly flexuous, 1.6 to [4 to 6 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence arising through a compressed, acuminate spathe

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchidaceae Stelis , A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok