Stelis dunstervilleorum Foldats 1968 SECTION StelisDrawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common NameDunsterville's Stelis [American Orchid Enthusiast and Collector in Venezuela later 1900's]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 2500 to 2650 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, proliferating ramicauls and carrying a single, apical, erect , coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, congested, distichous, 10" [25 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with cucullate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as S popayanensis drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S popayanensis not drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S popayanensis drawing fide;