Stelis ruris O.Duque 2010 publ. 2011 Photo by Oscar Duque and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rural Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by a close, short sheath and 2 short ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, striate, obtuse and tridenticulate, contracted below into the canaliculate petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2, subdistichous, arching, to 8" [to 20 cm] long including the short peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with 2 tubular lower floral bracts and a widely acute one above.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orquideología 27(2): 152-155 Duque 2010 Drawing fide