Stelis lindenii Lindl. 1846 SECTION Stelis



Drawing Photo/Drawings by S Manning/Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Linden's Stelis [Belgian Orchidist 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with erect, stout, clumped ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 basal tubular sheaths and another longer, inflated sheath in the upper third and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, narrowing below more or less abruptly into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to several, as long to longer than the leaf, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, racemose, distichous, laxly to densely many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has cucullate, apiculate floral bracts with folded sides

Synonyms Stelis grandis Rchb.f 1855; Stelis ochreata Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S grandis not = S purdieaei; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Duque 2008 as S ochreata drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawings fide;