Stelis pyramidalis O.Duque 1997

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo/TYPE drawing by © Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Pyramidal Stelis [refers to the shape of the callus on the lip]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a miniature sized, mat forming, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, short ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular, fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptic, subacute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, distichous, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [ 2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, laxly many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with infundibular, obtuse floral bracts with a dorsal notch below the edge .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 356, 364–365, 367, pl. 6, f. 7–9; pl. 13, f. 2 Duque 1997 photo/Drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;