Stelis salazarii Solano 2000 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Disticha purpurescens alliance Duque 2008

Drawing by Solano and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Salazar's Stelis [Mexican Botanist Current]

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico and Giatemala at elevations around 1770 to 1830 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate to elliptical, rounded, cuneate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, congested, secund, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long including the .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with obliquely infundibular, obtuse, wide open, purplish floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 691 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018