Stelis eugenii Schltr. 1920SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Eugene's Stelis [American Botanist late 1800- early 1900]

Flower Size

Found in Cauca Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath from the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitpical-oblong, subacute to acute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 1 to 3, erect, subdistichous, 6.8 to 10" [17 to 25 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul and has navicular-acumiante, semi-imbricate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 87 Schlechter 1920; Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide