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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Cranichideae
Subtribus: Goodyerinae
Genus: Stephanothelys
Overview of species (5)

S. colombiana – S. rariflora – S. siberiana – S. sororia – S. xystophylloides

Stephanothelys [[Leslie Andrew Garay|]], Bradea 2: 199 (1977)

Type species: Stephanothelys xystophylloides (Garay) Garay, Bradea 2: 200 (1977)


Garay, L.A. (2007) Bradea, Boletim do Herbarium Bradeanum 2(28): 199–200, f. 3.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2003. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 3: Orchidoideae (Part two); page 145 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850711-9
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Stephanothelys in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Feb. 13. Reference page. 2015. Stephanothelys in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Aug. 2. 2013. Stephanothelys. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 13 Feb. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Stephanothelys. Published online. Accessed: 13. Feb. 2013.

Note. This genus is not accepted by Ormerod, P. (2007) Studies of Neotropical Goodyerinae (Orchidaceae) 2. Harvard Papers in Botany 11: 145–177., where it is treated as a synonym of Aspidogyne.
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Western South America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Stephanothelys is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae, endemic to South America.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Species accepted as of June 2014:[1]

Stephanothelys colombiana Garay - Colombia
Stephanothelys rariflora Garay - Bolivia
Stephanothelys siberiana Ormerod - Bolivia
Stephanothelys sororia Garay - Peru
Stephanothelys xystophylloides (Garay) Garay - Colombia, Ecuador

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3: 1-358. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
Garay, Leslie Andrew. 1977. Bradea, Boletim do Herbarium Bradeanum 2(28): 199–200, f. 3
Garay, L.A. 1978. 225(1). Orchidaceae (Cypripedioideae, Orchidoideae, Neottioideae). 9: 1–305. In G. W. Harling & B. B. Sparre (eds.) Flora of Ecuador. University of Göteborg & Swedish Museum of Natural History, Göteborg & Stockholm.
Ormerod, Paul A. 2005. Harvard Papers in Botany 9(2): 422
Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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