Stelis maderoi Schltr. 1920 Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Madero's Stelis [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast earlier 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and Colombia without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate-elliptic, obtuse-apiculate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, subdense, secund, 2" [5 cm] long including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with cucullate-ovate, shortly apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 90 Schlechter 1920; Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S obovata drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok;