Stelis fredoniensis O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011

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

Common Name The Fredonia Stelis [Community in Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forest at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, more or less oblong, subobtuse, tridenticulate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 3, erect, slender, laxly, distichous, slightly fractiflex, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a long spathe with acute floral bracts carrying obliquely arranged flowers held on the back sode of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 27: 120, 123, 126 Duque 2010 drawing fide