Stelis parvilabris Lindl. 1845 SUBGENUS Stelis Duque 2008

Another Drawing Original Drawings by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Small Lipped Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2900 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphtye with erect ramicauls almost completely enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliprtic-oblong, subacute, tridenticulate, narrowing below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, [4 to 9 cm] long, racemose, distichous, subdensely many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has cucullate-navicular, acute bracts that cover the pedicel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville and Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good;