Stelis muscosa Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Foldats

Common Name The Moss Loving Stelis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador without elevational data as a densely caespitose epiphyte with clustered, erect stem enveloped by 2, tubular, upper one as long as the petiole sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, linear-oblong to oblanceolate, subacute, longly attenuate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, as long as or shorter than the leaf, more or less densely many flowered inflorescence with distichous but not imbricate, cochleate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying purple flowers.

Synonyms Apatostelis muscosa (Lindl.) Garay 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 segunda parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;