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Orchid Species: Stelis connata

Kew currently accepted name is Stelis purpurea

Stelis connata is an orchid species identified by C.Presl in 1827. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Stelis purpurea.
Genus
Stelis (Ste.)
Grex
connata
Parents
Species
Author
C.Presl
Year
1827
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 alpina 2004 Luer & Hirtz
Add+ Stelis Ste asseris 1997 O.Duque
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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