Stelis rhomboglossa Schltr. 1921 Type Drawing Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Diamond Shaped Lip Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, secund, sublax, 2.4 to 4.4" [6 to 11 cm] including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising through an ovate, acuminate spathe from below the apex of the ramicual with ovate-cucullate, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 70 Schlechter 1921 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958