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Orchid Species: Stelis alpina

Kew currently accepted name is Stelis purpurea

Stelis alpina is an orchid species identified by Luer & Hirtz in 2004. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Stelis purpurea.
Stelis (Ste.)
Luer & Hirtz
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in very wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 3200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a stout, ascending-erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowing below into the ill-defined petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on 1 to 3, slender, 2 [5 cm] long, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [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 lapoi 2007 Luer & Hirtz
Add+ Stelis Ste macrantha 1907 (L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Add+ Stelis Ste purpurea 1805 (Ruiz & Pav.) Willd.
Add+ Stelis Ste robusta 1918 Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste saxicola 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths longirepens 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths rhizomatosa 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste abrupta 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Stelis Ste acutissima 1859 Lindl.
Add+ Stelis Ste asseris 1997 O.Duque
Add+ Stelis Ste connata 1827 C.Presl
Add+ Stelis Ste densiflora 1859 Lindl.
Add+ Stelis Ste dentata 1997 O.Duque
Add+ Stelis Ste dubia 1859 Lindl.
Add+ Stelis Ste endocharis 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Stelis Ste hemicardia 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Stelis Ste huancabambae 1916 Kraenzl.
Add+ Stelis Ste pachyphylla 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste pachystele 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste phaeantha 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste robustior 1979 Garay
Add+ Stelis Ste rusbyi 1895 Rolfe
Add+ Stelis Ste yungasensis 1929 Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste repanda 2002 Luer & Hirtz
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths purpurea 1921 (Ruiz & Pav.) Schltr.
Add+ Stelis Ste cupuligera 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths longerepens 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Humboltia Humboltia purpurea 1798 Ruiz & Pav.
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