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