Stelis nagelii Solano 1993

Type Drawing

Photo/Drawing by © Solano and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Nagel's Stelis [German Orchid Collector in Mexico later 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Puebla Mexico at elevations around 1580 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, distichous, congested, 3.4 to 6" [8.5 to 15 cm] long including the 1.4 to 2.6" [3.5 to 6.5 cm] long filiform peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate, narrowly triangular spathe with obliquely infundibular, obtuse, shortly apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 67-69, f. 29 [as "56"], 30, foto 24 Solano 1993 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceaea Stelis Swartz A COmpendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018