Stelis wendtii Solano 2000

Drawing by Solano

Full shade Cool LATER Spring EARLIER Summer

Common Name Wendt's Stelis [American Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .16 to .18" [4 to 4.5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico and Guatemala in cloud forests at eleavations around 1900 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, including the inflorescence, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, 2 noded ramicaul enveloped completely by 2 tubular, supperior longer sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear to elliptic-oblanceoalte, subacute, fleshy, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and earlier summer on a racemose, peduncle .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, arising through a conduplicate spathe, obliquely infundibuliform, shortly apiculate bracts, to 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, secund, simultaneously 18 to 22 flowered inflorescence with obliquely infundibuliform, obtuse, shortly apiculate, revolute margined floral bracts and carrying purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 694 Solano2002 as Stelis nonresupinata drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018