Stelis violacea Garay 1956 Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Violet Stelis

Flower Size .02" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, attenuate below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms on one to several, erect, slender, slightly flexuous, distichous, laxly, 3.6" [9 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with cucullate, infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz , A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;