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Orchid Species: Specklinia vaginata

Kew currently accepted name is Stelis imraei

Specklinia vaginata is an orchid species identified by (Schltr.) Luer in 2004. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Stelis imraei.
Genus
Specklinia (Spe.)
Grex
vaginata
Parents
Species
Author
(Schltr.) Luer
Year
2004
ORIGIN: Found in The Leeward and Windward Islands, Guyana, Surinam, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil in cloud forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments that occurs at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments that occurs at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters with elongate ramicauls subtended by a scarious, semi-inflated basal bract and then another below the middle carrying a single, apical, ovate, gradually rounds out to a long petiolate base, acute leaf and blooms in the winter and spring on several lateral, 3 [7.5 cm] long, laxly racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe and usually held on the back side of the leaf with several distant, tubular, appressed bracts and successively opening, 7 to 15, pubescent flowers held at mid leaf height.

FLOWER SIZE: 2/5 inch [1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Stelis Ste imraei 2001 (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths umbraticola 1929 Schltr.
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths vaginata 1923 Schltr.
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths imraei 1859 Lindl.
Add+ Specklinia Spe imraei 2004 (Lindl.) Luer
Add+ Stelis Ste vaginata 2001 (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Add+ Effusiella Effusiella imraei 2007 (Lindl.) Luer
Add+ Humboltia Humboltia imraei 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Effusiella Effusiella vaginata 2007 (Schltr.) Luer
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Ste. imraei 'Gigi' (2016) Pths. imraei 'Bryon' (1999)
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