Stelis oxypetala Schltr. 1918

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Common Name The Pointed Petal Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras at lower elevations as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblanceolate to linear-elliptic, coriaceous, subobtuse to acute, tridenticulate, attenuate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to arched, disitichous, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through an apiculate spathe with cucullate, shortly apiculate floral bracts.

Synonyms Apatostelis oxypetala (Schltr.) Garay 1979; Stelis rubens var. oxypetala (Schltr.) Ames 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;