Stelis parvifolia Garay 1954 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Deep shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Small Leafed Stelis

Flower Size tiny

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul neveloped by 2, loose sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, fainly conduplicate, fleshy, yellow green, narrowing below intothe petioalte base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing fide;