Stelis gustavii O.Duque 1997

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

Common Name Gustavo's Stelis [Sr Aguirre Colombia Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramciauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, disitchous, to 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul and has broadly navicular acuminate floral bracts and carrying the flowers on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 348 Duque 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;