Stelis triangulabia Ames 1925 Photo by Pontus Aratoun and his Miniature Orchid Website

Common Name The Triangular Lip Stelis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a 2 to 3, closely adpressed tubular sheaths below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-lanceolate, tridenticulate, contracted below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, slender, subcongested, distichous, sublax, 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long including the 2.4" [6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a strongly complanate spathe with subacute to acute, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orch. 9: 23 Ames 1925 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good;