Pleurothallis Gelida

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Stelis gelida, commonly known as the Frosted Pleurothallis, is widely distributed in tropical America including Mexico and Cuba and reaches its northern limit in Florida. This orchid has a stout stem with a solitary, large leaf and an inflorescence of pubescent, yellowish flowers that alternate along the slender raceme. The dorsal sepal is ovate and the lateral sepals are elliptic, while the petals are oblong. This plant can form large, widely-scattered colonies on a variety of trees including oak, pop ash, pond apple, and maple in cypress sloughsStelis gelida is considered secure across its wide distribution in tropical America but is endangered in Florida where most populations are restricted to the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.
Description
Stelis gelida, commonly known as the Frosted Pleurothallis, is widely distributed in tropical America including Mexico and Cuba and reaches its northern limit in Florida. This orchid has a stout stem with a solitary, large leaf and an inflorescence of pubescent, yellowish flowers that alternate along the slender raceme. The dorsal sepal is ovate and the lateral sepals are elliptic, while the petals are oblong. This plant can form large, widely-scattered colonies on a variety of trees including oak, pop ash, pond apple, and maple in cypress sloughsStelis gelida is considered secure across its wide distribution in tropical America but is endangered in Florida where most populations are restricted to the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.