Stelis lumbricosa O.Duque 1997 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Diego Calderon and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Photo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Little Worm Stelis [refers to the petals shape]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santander and Risaralda departments of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls arising from the node on the previous ramicaul and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the sulcate petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, loose, distichous, to 4" [ to 10 cm] long including the very short peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through an acute spathe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 354 Duque 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo good, missing petals???