Stelis grandiflora Lindl. 1837

Plant and Flowers Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Large Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Guyana and Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3, light ocher sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, leathery, faintly conduolicate, slightly infolded towards the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slightly bent, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, 25 to 30 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Stelis grandiflora var. tweedieana Lindl. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orquidaeceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok; ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing ok;