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Stelis emarginata ‘yellow’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1993

This is our lovely yellow form or Stelis emarginata. From a distance the flowers of this species look similar to yesterday’s Pleurothallis gracillima and Pleurothallis costaricensis from the day before but close up the difference is clear with today’s species producing the triangle of three sepals typical of Stelis species.

Stelis emarginata is native to Central America where it grows from 1800m to 3500m in cool forests both wet and not so wet which explains why this species is straight forward in cultivation. We grow the species in Cool Americas where our large orange clone flowers in spring, our yellow clone flowers in Summer and the small orange clone in the autumn.

The orange form

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