Stelis rhomboidea Garay 1956 SUBGENUS Stelis Duque 2008 SECTION Rhombodea Original Drawings by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia
Common Name The Rhomboid Stelis
Flower Size .3" [8 mm]
Found in Cundinamarca Colombia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2800 to 2900 meters as a just small sized, cold growing epiphtye with slender, erect, ramicauls basally enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a solitary, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, racemose, erect, distichous, laxly few flowered inflorescence arising through a compressed spathe with cucullate, beaked downward at the apiculate apex floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 Drawing ok