Stelis nexipous Garay 1958 SUBGENUS Nexipous Duque 2008 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Lip Detail

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 Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good