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Stelis immersa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. orchidkarma

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    A small intermediate to cool growing epiphyte from Central to South America. It has been reported to grow from 800 meters, but are probably more likely found on 1600 to 2100 meters. It produces a long inflorescence with several long-lasting flowers, about one centimeter long. My buds began to open right after New Years and it still blooming. I grow it in the cool vivarium, medium-light and high humidity with good air circulation. This is one of three color variations of the species. There is also a yellow variant without stripes, and a very dark, almost black variant. The name of my tag says Pleurothallis immersa, but that is a homotypic synonym. The accepted name is Stelis, but I still think it looks much more like a Pleurothallis... ;)

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  2. orchidnut57

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    love those tiny ones...thanks for sharing