Until 2001, there was great agreement among orchid collectors about what a Stelis looked like. Small plant with elliptical leaves and relatively long upright shafts with many small more or less fringed triangular flowers on. But Pridgeon & M. W. Chase would change that a lot. At least if you choose to follow the botanists at Kew, because it is far from all botanists who accept the new nomenclature.

Text and Photos Egon Krogsgaard, Aarhus, Denmark
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403g-Stelis-maxima-Lindl.-1845-©-Egon-Krogsgaard-25-05-17-9800_R
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