Stelis genychila Garay 1956 SECTION Nexiopus Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Full Shade CoolCold Fall

Common Name The Sharply Bent Lip Stelis

Flower Size .4" [9mm]

Found in Cauca, Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, semi-coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse to subacute, narrowing below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a much longer than the leaf, 7" [17.5 cm] long, densely many flowered almost to the base inflorescence with infundibular-cucullate, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo not; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;