Monographs Details: Stelis aviceps Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Scientific Name:Stelis aviceps Lindl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auyan-tepui, cumbre de parte central del brazo noroeste (division occidental del cerro): bosque al lado de pequeiia quebrada con agua entre las sabanas al sur de avioneta de Jimmy Angel, 1800 m alt., epiphyte on tree branch, leaves coriaceous, rich or dull green above and paler beneath, 15—18 mm wide, rachis of inflorescence pale green, flowers yellow or fulvous yellow. May 5-7, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93549, 93561; Ilu-tepui, Gran Sabana, lower slopes 1000 m alt., occasional on stream-side in mixed woodland near Camp 1, epiphyte, flowers greenish white, March 10, 1952; B. Maguire 3337; Chiminta Massif, northwestern part of Abacapa-tepui, 1210-1600 m alt., in wet mossy forest with sandstone boulders, between Camp 3 and main line of sandstone bluffs, epiphyte on tree trunk, leaves erect, coriaceous, deep green above and paler beneath, flowers pale green, April 17, 1953, Steyermark 75071; Chimanta Massif, Central Section, 1950 m alt., on rocky slopes of zanjon bordering Upper Falls of Rio Tirica above Summit Camp, epiphyte, February 7, 1955, J. A. Steyermark & J. J. Wurdack 556A; Sororopan-tepui, 1500-1700 m alt., in north-facing slope forest, frequent on middle slopes, epiphyte, flowers greenish white, December 16, 1952, B. Maguire & J. J. Wurdack 33835; a lo largo del camino al Sur de El Dorado, vecindades del Km 113-125, 600 m alt., epiphyte, leaves coriaceous, deep green above and paler beneath, 1-2 cm wide, rachis pale green, flowers pale yellow, December 21, 1963-January 13, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92167, 92168. ECUADOR (type).

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