Stelis scutella O.Duque 1997

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


Common Name The Little Cup Stelis [refers to the petals]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia without locational and elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped almost completely by 3 fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly oblong-obovate, retrose, narrowing abruptly below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier winter on an erect, secund, 4.4" [11 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a small pointed spathe with tubular, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 359, 367, 370–372, pl. 7, f. 7–9; pl. 13, f. 4 Duque 1997 Photo/drawing fide