Stelis erecta O.Duque 1997

SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Monostachyae Duque 2008

TYPE Drawing TYPE photo/TYPE Drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Erect Stelis [refers to the habit]

Flower Size .14" [4 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a tubular sheath on the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ellitpical, obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3, erect, distichous, 4 to 4.4" [9 to 15 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus from below the apex of the ramicaul and has navicular-apiculate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, slightly pendulous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 341–342, pl. 10 Duque 1997 Drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;