Stelis scaphoides O.Duque 1997

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Oscar Duque and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Boat Shaped Lip Stelis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Valle De Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath in the upper third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, loose, 3.6" [9 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 369 Duque 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium 2008 drawing fide;