Stelis standleyi Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Apatostelis Duque 2008 Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Inflorescence Photo by J & L Orchids and their J & L Orchids Website

Common Name Standley's Stelis [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphtye with stout, crowded, erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular, slightly dilated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, tridenticulate, attenuate below into the 1" or so petiolate base leaf that blooms on a much longer than the leaf, racemose, subdistichous, 6.8 to 8" [17 to 20 cm] long, many floweredinflorecence arising through a spathe with infundibular, acute, tinged with purple floral bracts that conceal the pedicel.

CAUTION The photo just isn't good enough for a positive determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 Drawing good