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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Florida, Mexico to Tropical America.
Stelis Sw.

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Stelis Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 13, 2013 Lugo, S.H. [768], Ecuador K000718717
Feb 14, 2006 73410.000
Jun 1, 1995 Ribeiro, J.E.L.S. [1435], Brazil K000940336
Jan 1, 1988 Mori, S.A. [17520], Brazil K000940338
Jan 1, 1986 Prance, G.T. [15875], Brazil K000940335
18603.000
18604.000
Costa Rica 18605.000
18606.000
18607.000
18608.000
Brazil 18609.000
18610.000
19582.000
19585.000
Costa Rica 19586.000
19587.000
19588.000
19589.000
19590.000
19591.000
19593.000
20661.000
20664.000
Lankester, C.H. 20666.000
20668.000
20670.000
21531.000
21532.000
Costa Rica 21533.000
21534.000
21535.000
Pennington, T.D. [35], Ecuador 21536.000
21537.000
Ecuador 23015.000
23240.000
Pennington, T.D. [5375], Ecuador 31032.000
Philcox, D. [6104], Guyana 33939.000
Holm-Neilsen, L. [1478], Ecuador 37119.000
Holm-Nielsen, L., Ecuador 37152.000
Taylor, P. [74], Panama 37852.000
Taylor, P. [96], Panama 37883.000
Taylor, P. [16300], Ecuador 41515.000
Taylor, P. [16301], Ecuador 41516.000
Taylor, P. [16303], Ecuador 41518.000
Taylor, P. [16306], Ecuador 41520.000
Taylor, P. [16312], Ecuador 41523.000
Taylor, P. [13209], Panama 41595.000
Taylor, P. [13222], Panama 41615.000
Taylor, P. [13250], Ecuador 41656.000
Taylor, P. [13249], Ecuador 41657.000
Taylor, P. [13245], Ecuador 41661.000
Taylor, P. [13255], Ecuador 41667.000
Taylor, P. [13254], Ecuador 41668.000
Taylor, P. [13263], Ecuador 41679.000
42196.000
Young, E. [33] 46197.000
Eming, F., Ecuador 53337.000
Dayton, N.M. [2042], Ecuador 57199.000
Dayton, N.M. [2040], Ecuador 57201.000
Dayton, N.M. [2057], Ecuador 57203.000
Dayton, N,M. [2004], Ecuador 57205.000
Dayton, N.M. [2028], Ecuador 57206.000
Dayton, N.M. [2053], Ecuador 57208.000
Harley, R.M. [H52106], Brazil 57978.000
Brazil 58220.000
Hajek, F. [8], Peru 60175.000
Hajek, F. [63], Peru 60181.000
9701.000
Ecuador 9702.000
62536.000
Ecuador 71012.000
Ecuador 71028.000
Ecuador 71578.000
Chase, M.W.C. [81038], Costa Rica 75338.000
Chase, M.W. [84541] 75267.000
Chase, M.W. [84155], Costa Rica 75469.000
Chase, M.W. [83047] 76356.000
Chase, M.W.C. [84054], Panama 76302.000
Chase, M.W. [84734] 77200.000
s.coll. [s.n.] 77772.000
Pires, M.J. [1944], Brazil K000940337
s.coll. [s.n.] 66243.000
Prance, G.T. [15353], Brazil K000940333
Spruce, R. [5386], Ecuador K000201512
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K000940342
Chase, M.W.C. [84284], Costa Rica 77195.000
s.coll. [s.n.] 77929.000
Spruce, R. [5386], Ecuador K000201514
Usteri, A. [19], Brazil K000940339
Chase, M.W. [83053] 76353.000
s.coll. [s.n.] 76567.000
s.coll. [s.n.] 76574.000
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Peru K000201513
Chase, M.W.C. [84119], Costa Rica 75420.000
Prance, G.T. [15355], Brazil K000940334
Perry, A. [1042], Bolivia K000718685
Glaziou, A.F.M. [18536], Brazil K000940341
Charlesworth, J. [s.n.], Brazil K000940340
Physosiphon 19606.000
Chase, M.W.C. [82097] Physosiphon 75096.000
Chase, M.W.C. [81025], Costa Rica Physosiphon 75310.000

First published in J. Bot. (Schrader) 1799(2): 239 (1800)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Karremans, A.P. (2019). To be, or not to be a Stelis Lankesteriana 19: 281-343.
  • Luer, C.A. (2007). Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 112: 1-130.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One) Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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