Stelis modesta Barb.Rodr.1881 SECTION Disticha S eliator Alliance

Another View Photos by Piotr Markiewicz

Common Name The Modest Stelis

Flower Size tiny

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil on mossy trees in humid forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by a single, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-oblong, subobtuse and tridenticulate apically, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, slender, subdistichous, several flowered inflorescence arising through an acute spathe and with infundibular below, cup shaped above floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing ok/ photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Sw., A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok; ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing ok