Stelis-immersa-2020-03-01***Confirmed (Sep 2020); plant photo shows origin of inflorescence arising directly from the midrib at midleaf, which is a key diagnostic feature; also, S. immersa has several color forms.***

Judging Center: Toronto

Award Number: 20206886

Award Date: February 08, 2020

Awarded As: Stelis immersa

Approximately 275 flowers and 35 buds on 17 inflorescences to 14-cm, emerging half way up the upper surface of leaves, arched attractively above the foliage, all around a 37-cm wide by 43-cm long by 25-cm high clean-leaved plant grown on 15-cm x 10-cm tree fern plaque; spatulate leaves up to 14-cm long to 2.8 cm wide; flowers dark red-brown, pendent, bell-shaped; sepals fused; petals and lip minute; substance firm; texture glossy; color form common in Costa Rica.

Only measurements recorded are the ns of flowers at 0.5 cm wide x 1.0 cm tall.

Stelis immersa (Linden & Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 16: 263 (2001).
This name is accepted.


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