Stelis rhodochila Schltr. 1918 Type Sheet Schlechter/Ames and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Red Lipped Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, subdistichous, sublax, to 6.4" [to 16 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, several flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe from below the apex of the ramicual with broadly ovate-cucullate, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2 36(2): 392 Schlechter 1918 drawing fide ;