Stelis inclinata O.Duque 1997

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

Common Name The Inclined Stelis [refers to the angle of the inflorescence]

Flower Size .8 [2 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped in the middle by a tubular sheath and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ligulate, subacute, tridenticulate, narrowing below into the canaliculate petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, strict, secund, 4.4" [11 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising through a thin acute spathe and has infundibular, shortly apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 349–351, pl. 11, 4 Duque 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;