Stelis thecoglossa Rchb.f. 1866 Photos by The Wilson Botanical Garden Website

Type Drawing and collection sheet Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Box Shaped Lip Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama in high montane forests as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, distichous, loosely, to 11" [27.5 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a small, acute spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique retuse floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis colioglossa Schltr. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer. 93-94 Rchb.f 1866; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing