Stelis nexipous Garay 1958 SUBGENUS Nexipous Duque 2008 Photo by © Lourens Grobler
Plant and Inflorescence Photos by © Milan Vagner
Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Walter Teague.
Common Name The Duck Foot Stelis [refers to the flowers shape]
Flower Size .1" [2 mm]
This determination is fairly certain.
Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 700 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls partially enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, subobtuse, attenuate below intothe petiollate base leaf that blooms on an erct, occasionally arcuate, 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, secund inflorescence with flowers from just above the base to the apex.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good