Author Topic: Tiny orchid | Stelis sp. (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Epidendreae)  (Read 431 times)

Offline Auke

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Tiny orchid | Stelis sp. (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Epidendreae)
« on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 04:53:14 PM »
I've found a very small orchid with tiny flowers on the Nassau plateau in eastern Suriname. Could someone please help me with the ID? If needed, I can post details with a somewhat higher resolution. The fourth photo is just to give an impression of size: that's the nail of my index finger in the background, which means the diameter of the flower was about 2 mm.

Thanks in advance, Auke :)
« Last Edit: Mon, 01 January 2018, 02:10:33 PM by Auke »

Offline Olivier

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Re: Tiny orchid
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 09:01:33 AM »
Auke,
This orchid is readily a Stelis species.
I don't know which one, however...

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Re: Tiny orchid
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 02:07:47 PM »
Great, thank you! Smallest orchid flowers I've seen so far.

Cheers, Auke